The visit of the Scandinavians will bring back happy memories for Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson, who began his reign as England manager with a 1-0 win against Norway in Oslo back in May 2012 with Ashley Young scoring the game’s only goal.
Hodgson admitted on Tuesday that he is still feeling disappointed and frustrated nearly two months after his side’s World Cup was brought to a premature end – but says he and his men will now focus on Euro 2016.
England v Norway
Wednesday 3 September 2014
The first step towards that comes in the shape of Norway, who will provide a tough test ahead of England’s opening Euro qualifier against Switzerland five days later.
You can still secure your ticket for the match at Wembley, with tickets available here.
And to get you in the mood, here are five facts about England and Norway:
1. It has been 20 years since Norway last played at Wembley. They drew 0-0 in a friendly here in Terry Venables’ third match in charge in 1994.
2. England and Norway have met eleven times in total. England have won six, drawn three and lost two.
3. England won their first-ever match with Norway 6-0 in Oslo in 1937. Stoke City’s Freddie Steele scored twice.
4. In their first-ever home match against the Norwegians, in 1938, England won 4-0 in Newcastle. Reg Smith, the Millwall winger whose surname was originally ‘Schmidt’, notched the opener.
5. Prior to World Cup 1966, England won a friendly 6-1 in Oslo. Jimmy Greaves hit four & Bobby Moore scored one of his two international goals.