Hearts striker Bjorn Johnsen wins call-up for Norway

Bjorn Johnsen scored six goals for Hearts last season
Bjorn Johnsen scored six goals for Hearts last season
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Hearts striker Bjorn Johnsen has been called up by Norway for the first time.

Johnsen has been included in Lars Lagerback’s squad for the upcoming double-header against the Czech Republic and Sweden. The 25-year-old was born in New York but qualifies for Norway through his father.

Norway host the Czech Republic on Saturday week in a World Cup qualifier before playing Sweden in a friendly match three days later.

Johnsen made 37 appearances in his first season at Tynecastle, scoring six goals.

The player tweeted: “Just got the call-up for Norway. Lifelong dream. Thanks to all that had helped me along the way.”