SK Brann: Norwegian football’s sleeping giant

Welcome to Bergen. Surrounded by breathtaking fjords and magnificent mountain ranges, Norway’s second biggest city attracts hundreds of thousands visitors a year. Many of them arrive by cruise ship in Bergen’s harbour a stone’s throw away from the UNESCO listed Bryggen, the city’s old wharf consisting of multi-coloured wooden houses. Once a thriving merchants’ haven during…

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Football in the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle conjures images of bleak, cold, inhospitable landscapes, but also of beauty and mystery; of the Northern Lights, stunning scenery, secluded fjords and mountains. These are not images traditionally associated with football, but clubs in northern Scandinavia are forced to battle difficult conditions, remoteness and lack of resources to play the sport they…

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