Odegaard, captain with 22 years

The Madrid player, who has been in 25 international appearances since his historic debut at the age of 15, will debut the captaincy on the 24th against Gibraltar.

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Real Madrid player Martin Odegaard, on loan to Arsenal in the winter market, was elected this Friday at the age of 22 as the new captain of the Norwegian soccer team.The young Norwegian star replaces Queens Park Rangers' Stefan Johansen, who announced his retirement from the national team at the age of 30 this week.

"Martin has had a long life at the highest international level and has shown the ability to be a team player on and off the field. He is a strong and esteemed boy. I think he can be a good captain for many years," he said today in virtual press conference the national coach, Stle Solbakken.

Odegaard, who has made 25 international appearances since his historic debut at the age of 15, will debut the captaincy on the 24th at home against Gibraltar, the first of the three qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup that Norway will play this month.Norway, which does not play in its country due to the quarantine required by the health authorities due to the coronavirus, will then face Turkey in Spain and travel to Montenegro.

On the list, Solbakken's first as a manager after taking office three months ago, is also the other Norwegian star, Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland.



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