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Featured Team: Gjelleråsen IF

02/21/2018, 1:30pm CST
By Sukanya Mullick



USA CUP welcomes our first featured team to the tournament, the U15 girls from Gjelleråsen IF from Norway. The club is located just outside of Oslo, in Nittderal. The club has around 800 players divided into 75 teams.

GIF 2003 practice 3 to 4 times a week the whole year round, even if it is snowing and -12°c (10,4°f). Gjelleråsen IF has several artificial grass fields, one with underground heating. This keeps the field free from snow and ice in the winter.

They were the winner of Norway Cup in 2016. Last summer they were knocked out in the semifinals by Pyongyang, a team from North-Korea, who went on to win the tournament.

The team has heard that the United States also has very good teams, so they are looking forward to meeting some tough competition. The team is excited to travel for the first this far to play football. They want to get good results, but they also think that the experience and new friendships are just as important.

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