Ada Hegerberg included in Norway Women’s Euro squad after fall-out
Forward Ada Hegerberg will play her first major international tournament in five years at the upcoming Women’s Euros after she was included in Norway’s 23-player squad on Tuesday.
Hegerberg, who plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais, quit the national team in 2017 because of a dispute with the Norwegian Football Federation over the treatment of women’s football in the country. The federation’s attempts to break the impasse failed.
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The 2018 women’s Ballon d’Or winner, however, returned to the team for their 2023 World Cup qualifiers in April, scoring a hat-trick on her return.
She also helped Lyon win the Women’s Champions League in May after spending almost two years on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.
Norway are in Group A at the Euros along with hosts England, Austria and Northern Ireland.
The 16-team event will be held from July 6-31, with Netherlands defending their title.