Under new coach Van Gaal, soccer-Dutch draw with Norway

Unbeaten Turkey was held to a draw by Montenegro on Wednesday. Norway is on seven points, but trails the Netherlands in goal difference.

Under new coach Van Gaal, soccer-Dutch draw with Norway

The Netherlands had to draw 1-1 against Norway in a World Cup qualifier at Oslo on Wednesday. This was a disappointing start for Louis van Gaal, the new coach. After 20 minutes, the Norwegians led but Davy Klaassen equalized 17 minutes later to give the Dutch a share in the win. This was in a tidy Group G match at the Ullevaal Stadium.

The Netherlands now have seven points from their four matches and are currently second in the standings to Turkey. The unbeaten Turkey was held to a draw by Montenegro on Wednesday. Norway is on seven points, but are behind the Netherlands in goal difference. (Written by Mark Gleeson, Cape Town; Editing: Ed Osmond

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