Football in Norway
Officially football in Norway is established in 1902 year, with creation of Football Association of Norway. This is one of the most watched sport in the country. The football national team of Norway is controlled by football Association and represent the country in international tournaments. Best record in FIFA World Cup is the 16th round of tournament. Norwegian national football team participate in FIFA World Cup – 3 times and in UEFA European Championship – 1time. Norway takes 50th place in the FIFA all-time table.
Two highest league divisions in Norway are:
- Eliteserien – 16 teams
- 1.Division – 16 teams
Norwegian Cup is a knockout football tournament played each year, and participate all registered football teams in the country. This tournament is organized by Football Association of Norway and the winner qualifies for UEFA Europa League.