Stefan Johansen has been named as the new Norway captain by manager Lars Lagerbäck.
The Fulham midfielder was announced as his country's new skipper ahead of his side's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast on Sunday, calling his selection a "great honour."
Johansen has been in familiar surroundings while on international duty with Norway using Motspur Park as their training ground in the run-up to the game with Northern Ireland.
The 26-year-old had been the favourite in the Norwegian press to be named as the new captain, and speaking after being handed the armband Johansen said: "As a young boy you dream of becoming a pro, and getting to represent your country as captain is obviously a great honour.
"What characterises me is that I am an honest person and I make demands of those around me.
"However, it is correct to say that the greatest requirements should be set for himself. I like to lead by good example.
"This group knows me well as a person, and if there is anything we can rectify so it is no problem to speak to me.
"As Lars says, good chemistry between the players and support is important."
Norway take on Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Sunday in a 7.45pm kick off.