â€œSome moments we only canâ€™t forget and that idea in a final is one for me,â€ Riise told FIFA.com in 2016. â€œBut nonetheless we were so clearly on tip (in a initial half), we always knew it was Germany, who never give up, so we didnâ€™t relax until a final whistle. Then we unequivocally had a party.
â€œThat was a best impulse of my career though any doubt,â€ she added. â€œWinning a Olympics (in Sydney in 2000) was wonderful, though a upsurge of a contest wasnâ€™t a same. That ’95 World Cup was my best experience, and a Golden Ball endowment is something Iâ€™m still unequivocally unapproachable of.â€
The source of Riise’s well-earned honour also extends over trophies, goals and particular honours to her purpose in a wider success story of a Womenâ€™s World Cup.
â€œAs players, we always felt carrying a World Cup would be a large step for womenâ€™s football, and thatâ€™s a approach it has proved,â€ she said. â€œThe start of it behind in 1991 was outrageous for womenâ€™s football, and for womenâ€™s competition in general. It was a essential step for holding things to another turn and, for me, itâ€™s smashing to see a contest as it is now. Iâ€™m so blissful to have played my partial in a history.â€
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Among a Womenâ€™s World Cup artefacts during a FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich are a Riise shirt from that era, a winnerâ€™s award from a 1995 book and a initial incarnation of a trophy. Norway were a final group to lift that chronicle before a new pattern was introduced for USA 1999.