We've finally arrived. The first game for Norway in the 2011 WCP Cup is less than 12 hours away and the team is ready to perform. England poses a bit of a challenge as a squad which has a chip on its shoulder because of the 2010 results, but ultimately Norway should prevail.
They key for Norway in this game is to bury the early chances. Since both teams will come out hard (never fails for the first game) Norway's midfield will have to harness its energy and turn it into shots and great runs off the ball. Then it'll be up to the strikers to make sure that those shots and runs find their way into the back of the net.
If this game is still close at half then Norway might start to get a little worried, but I honestly can't see England managing to hang around. Just not enough skill to be a contender this year. Norway takes it, 6-1.
Actual Result: 4-1 for Norway.