Norway star Patrick Berg insists they can still produce a footballing miracle and catch Scotland in their Euro 2024 group.
The Scandinavian nation face Georgia tomorrow in Oslo in a must-win game for them. A draw would see Scotland officially qualify. Scotland are 11 points clear of third-placed Norway with only three games remaining for Steve Clarke's side. Norway have a game in hand and would need to win all of their four remaining games and hope Scotland don't pick up more than one point and overhaul a 13-goal difference if they did. But after hammering Jordan 6-0 in a friendly last week, Bodo/Glimt midfielder Berg still has belief in qualifying.
He said: "As soon as we lost to Scotland in Oslo, we knew we would have to win all our remaining games to be in with a chance of catching them. We knew it was going to be tough and it hasn't been made any easier by Scotland winning so easily in Cyprus.
"We didn't get any help from them, but we didn't expect any. By no means have we given up. We have the squad who are capable of winning the remainder of the games even against Spain here and in Scotland. We all have the belief that we will be in Germany next summer."
And Norway boss Stale Solbakken is ready to unleash Manchester City goal machine Erling Haaland onto Georgia after resting him in their romp against Jordan. He said: "I asked Erling if he wanted to have a break and we agreed to leave him on the bench. It means he will be totally fresh for Georgia and remember he didn't play against them before.
"That was a game we could easily have won 4-1 or 5-1 if he had been playing. Our situation is clear. We have to beat Georgia to take it into the next month. And then we have to beat Spain and Scotland to keep it going.
"What is clear is that we have to win our games, and that starts now."