Already eliminated Slovenia fell to yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Norway who topped Group B and will go on to face England in the Quarter Finals.

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Efficient play from the Scandinavians, with two swift first half goals from Leo Cornic (32) and Oscar Aga (38) means Slovenia, who had no shots on target during a luckless afternoon, are now out of the tournament. A reckless challenge and a later blatant dive from captain Tamar Svetlin resulted in two yellow cards, leaving Slovenia with only 10 men after 20 minutes which did not help their cause, although their lack of attacking intent throughout the game made it unlikely that they would have the opportunity to provide a clinical finish at any point in time.

Tamar Svetlin is told to leave the pitch after incurring his second Yellow Card on the 20 minute mark

Norway, on the other hand have had a historic qualification from the group stages for the first time in their history, with England as their next opponents. With 7 shots on target, and multiple prolific target men, it is sure that Norway will be a tough opponent for England next week, who finished 2nd in their group, below a high-scoring Italy.

Team Lineups

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12 Rasmus Sandberg (GK)
2 Leo Cornic (32′)
3 Harald Martin Hauso
6 Thomas Rekdal (C)
8 Kristoffer Askildsen
10 Oscar Aga (38′)
11 Kornelius Hansen
14 Ole Martin Kolskogen
16 Joshua Kitolano
19 Josef Brian Baccay
21 Jonathan Lein Valberg[/column]
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12 Alen Jurca (GK)
2 Matevž Matko
4 Matija Burin
6 Rok Maher
7 Martin Pečar
8 Jošt Urbančič
9 Nik Prelec
10 Tamar Svetlin (C)
11 Renato Simič
16 Omar Kocar
17 Mirko Mutavčic[/column][/columns]

Group B Final Standings

Played Won Draw Lost For Against GD Points
Norway 3 2 1 0 4 1 3 7
Sweden 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 6
Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 1 3 4
Slovenia 3 0 0 3 0 8 -8 0

Upcoming LSUTV Coverage of the UEFA U17 European Chanpionship:

11th May 19:00 KO: Netherlands v Serbia
Sitting in First Place, the Netherlands have already qualified through Group D but will be looking to consolidate first place and ensure a favourable seeding through competition top-scorer Daishawn Redan, while Serbia will be playing only for pride at the bottom of the table in what is sure to be an entertaining fixture.

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