Church and football

The Norwegian football cup finals were played today, and King Harald is usually present at Ullevål to hand out the trophy to the winners. However, he had another task today. As head of the Norwegian church, he was present at the inauguration of the new bishop, Erling Pettersen, in Stavanger today. This meant that someone… Continue reading Church and football

Switzerland in the World Cup?

After last night’s round of matches… there is only one round of matches left in the European world cup preliminaries. Some teams have definitely qualified, of which Denmark is one. (Things were a bit crazy in Copenhagen before the match, including Swedish and Danish hooligans crashing on the main street.) Norway is definitely out. It… Continue reading Switzerland in the World Cup?


We’re getting into the last matches of the World Cup Qualifying stretch now. For those of you without a clue as to what I’m talking about, the sport is football or soccer, and the World Cup will take place next year, in South Africa.Tonight is another round of matches. Some teams have already qualified, the… Continue reading Football

King Olav making waves after his death

According to this article a football team in Norfolk, England, could lose their rights to play on their home ground, 21 years after the death of the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria. I’m not sure if the clause mention King Olav specifically by name, or if that is an interpretation made. Because King Olav… Continue reading King Olav making waves after his death