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Ajer in Norway Squad for trio of World Cup Qualifiers

Defender included for games against Netherlands, Latvia, and Gibraltar

26 August 2021

Kristoffer Ajer has received his maiden international call-up while a Brentford player as Norway face three 2022 World Cup Qualifiers next month.

Ståle Solbakken's side begin with a huge clash against Netherlands at the Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, on Wednesday 1 September, kick-off 7.45pm. Norway and Netherlands are one of four nations separated by just a point at the top of Group G after three games. 

Following that game, Norway have a chance to rack up the points against the bottom two sides in Group G. On Saturday 4 September, The Lions travel to Riga to take on Latvia at the Daugava Stadium, kick-off 5pm, before returning to the Ullevaal Stadion for a game against Gibraltar on Tuesday 7 September, kick-off 7.45pm. 

Kristoffer, who joined The Bees last month from Celtic, has played 23 times for his nation since making his debut as a 19-year-old. The 23-year-old has started 11 of Norway's last 14 competitive games, losing just twice. 

We are yet to concede this campaign with Kristoffer on the pitch. The defender played 70 minutes of our 2-0 victory over Arsenal on opening night before completing the full, goalless, 90 against Crystal Palace at the weekend. On Tuesday night he came on just before half-time with us 1-0 down to Forest Green Rovers in the Carabao Cup, a game we went on to win 3-1. 


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