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The Blizzard: Brazil 1-2 Norway, 1998

by Football Ramble Daily

For the latest episode of Greatest Games, in association with the Blizzard, we’re off to the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille with Norwegian writer Lars Sivertsen. He talks us through the 1998 World Cup group game between Norway and reigning world champions Brazil, where two late goals from his unfancied home nation beat an XI featuring Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Dunga and Roberto Carlos.

Lars discusses a risk-averse but hugely talented Norwegian side who, after disappointing results against Scotland and Morocco, had to win to secure their qualification from the group. After an 83rd minute equaliser from imposing striker Tore André Flo, Kjetil Rekdal struck the game-winning penalty in the final minutes— “with the lowest heart rate of any Norwegian.”

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