Hegerberg on the bench to start Norway’s Women’s World Cup R16 game against Japan

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Norway’s celebrated forward, Ada Hegerberg, is set to begin the Women’s World Cup round of 16 clash against Japan from the bench, as announced on Saturday.

Hegerberg, a past recipient of the Ballon d’Or, hasn’t set foot on the pitch since Norway’s 1-0 defeat to New Zealand in the tournament’s inaugural match on July 20. Originally scheduled to play in the group-stage game against Switzerland, she had to pull out just prior to the game due to a groin injury.

In Hegerberg’s absence, coach Hege Riise of Norway has opted for Sophie Roman Haug as the leading forward. Haug had an impressive outing in Norway’s 6-0 victory over the Philippines, contributing a hat-trick to conclude the group stage. Interestingly, Riise had netted a goal in 1995 when Norway, the then World Cup champions, thrashed Japan 4-0 in their sole World Cup encounter to date.

After falling behind Switzerland in Group A, Norway progressed to the next stage. Meanwhile, Japan topped Group C following their dominant 4-0 win over Spain.

In another round of 16 matchup earlier on Saturday in Auckland, Spain managed to bounce back from their previous defeat, trouncing Switzerland 5-1.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ada Hegerberg

Why is Ada Hegerberg starting on the bench for Norway’s Women’s World Cup round of 16 match against Japan?

Ada Hegerberg, a star forward for Norway, is starting from the bench due to a groin injury. She hasn’t played since the tournament opener on July 20, when Norway lost 1-0 to New Zealand. Hegerberg was scheduled to start against Switzerland in the group stage but withdrew just before kickoff because of her injury.

Who will be the leading forward for Norway in the absence of Ada Hegerberg?

In the absence of Ada Hegerberg, Sophie Roman Haug will be the leading forward for Norway. Haug had a remarkable performance in Norway’s 6-0 win over the Philippines in the group stage, scoring a hat-trick.

How did Norway and Japan perform in the group stages of the Women’s World Cup?

Norway finished second in Group A, behind Switzerland. On the other hand, Japan finished at the top of Group C, after beating Spain 4-0.

Who won in the previous round of 16 match?

In the earlier round of 16 game, Spain bounced back from their loss to Japan in the group stages and won 5-1 over Switzerland.

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