Oedegaard breaks European record


Coetzee was six days shy of his 18th birthday when started the 2-0 win against Congo in Pointe Noire.

However, Oedegaard broke a long-standing European Championships record last night when he came on as a substitute in Norway’s 2-1 qualifying win against Belarus, aged 15 years and 300 days.

"I was a bag of nerves when I came on, but with the welcome I got from the crowd I just had to smile and get on with it," he told the Verdens Gang newspaper.

However, Oedegaard is far off the record for the youngest ever international. That honour belongs to Lucas Knecht, who was 14 years and two days when he represented Northern Marianas in a 9-0 win against Guam in 2007.