Ola Kamara will prepare for Columbus Crew SC's next test in the MLS playoffs by playing for Norway over the international break.
Norway called up Kamara for their upcoming friendlies against Macedonia and Slovakia, ending a three-year wait for the striker to be recalled to his national team.
Kamara, 28, had not been called up since moving to MLS, and he had recently spoken of his frustration on being left out of the Norway squad despite his fine form.
"Now I have had two strong seasons that are better...
Northern Ireland's joy at reaching the playoffs was tempered by Chris Brunt's wild own goal in Norway ensuring the likes of Portugal could stand between them and a place in Russia next summer.
Michael O'Neill's players knew their place in November's playoffs was guaranteed less than an hour before kick-off in Oslo as Scotland's draw with Slovenia guaranteed the Northern Irish one of the playoff berths on offer.
A victory over Norway was still important if they wanted to stand a chance of being seeded...
Male and female footballers for Norway's national team are set to receive the same amount of pay, players' union boss Joachim Walltin has said.
The move will see the financial remuneration that female internationals are paid almost double, in what Walltin has said might be the first deal of its kind to take place within the sport.
"Norway is a country where equal standing is very important for us, so I think it is good for the country and for the sport," Walltin said.
"In Denmark they are still...