Norway captain Brede Hangeland has retired from international football in a bid to prolong his Premier League career.
Hangeland, 33, admitted he chose to call time on his 12-year international career before Norway launch their Euro 2016 qualification bid.
The 91-cap Crystal Palace centre-back joined Palace in the summer after Fulham's relegation to the Championship, and will now concentrate on the Eagles' battle for top-flight stability.
"For many years I have had a very high load on my bod...
OSLO, Norway -- A 15-year-old has been selected by Norway for their upcoming friendly against the United Arab Emirates on Aug. 27, making him the youngest-ever player to be called into the squad.
Martin Odegaard, a midfielder with Norwegian club Stromsgodset, says "it is huge" to play for a team that he has watched on television.
Born Dec. 17, 1998, Odegaard has already represented the under-17 side, including appearances against the United States, France and Scotland.
"This is a dream come tru...
France coach Didier Deschamps claimed Mamadou Sakho is a "natural" leader as the Liverpool defender will captain his nation for the first time in Tuesday's friendly with Norway.
Sakho, 24, was surprisingly named captain of former club Paris Saint-Germain aged 17, and will now take the armband of his country with Hugo Lloris rested for Les Bleus' first World Cup warm-up friendly.
Though the game at the Stade de France wil...