Tettey’s European Championship dream shattered in Budapest

Robbie Harris is in the middle of football management's big learning curve.

Robbie Harris is in the middle of football management's big learning curve. - Credit: Action Images

Alex Tettey's dreams of playing in the finals of the European Championships with Norway next summer have been shattered.

Already 1-0 down after the home leg of their play-off against Hungary, the Norwegians were beaten 2-1 in the second leg in Budapest last night, with an early strike from former Ipswich frontman Tamas Priskin and a late own goal from Markus Henriksen proving decisive. before a consolation effort from the same player.

Tettey played for the full 90 minutes in a losing cause, as he did in the first leg in Oslo on Thursday evening.

Meanwhile two more Norwich City players will be in play-off action this evening when the Republic of Ireland take on Bosnia-Herzegovina in Dublin.

The hosts go into the game on level terms at 1-1 after City new-boy Robbie Brady scored a late goal in Bosnia on Friday evening which was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko.

Brady is again likely to a key man as the Irish attempt to clinch their place in France next year, while Wes Hoolahan will also be hoping for a full game, after also starting the first leg.

'These games are the best games I have ever experienced and to qualify would be a dream of all of ours and an opportunity that we can't let slide,' said Brady.

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'We're all raring to go. Monday night, we'll be giving it our all to make sure we do it for everyone involved.'