USWNT to face Norway in European trip

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The U.S. national team will play a pair of away friendlies in June, including a match against its old rival.

The U.S. women's national team will travel for a friendly against Norway on June 11 as part of a two-game stint in Europe, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.

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Jill Ellis' side will face Norway at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord as the second game of the trip, with the opening match yet to be announced. The friendlies will mark the Americans' first non-competitive games outside the U.S. since matches against France and England in February 2015.

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The match will be the 50th meeting between the U.S. and Norway, who met in the first Women's World Cup final in 1991. The two nations combined to win the first five major titles in women's soccer, with the U.S. winning the 1991 World Cup, 1996 Olympics and 1999 World Cup, while Norway triumphed at the 1995 World Cup and 2000 Olympics.

Norway is currently ranked 11th in the world. The U.S. is 28-19-2 against its old rival, including wins in the teams' past five meetings.

The U.S. is already scheduled to host Germany, England and France at the SheBelieves Cup from March 1-7 before meeting Russia in a pair of friendlies, April 6 in Frisco, Texas, and April 9 in Houston.

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