Norway secured a 2-0 win in their Euro 2016 qualifier at home against Malta Saturday evening, goals scored by Alexander Tettey and Alexander Søderlund.
Norway next meet Italy in Rome on Tuesday.
Norway are currently on 19 points, two points behind Italy, who qualified by beating Azerbaijan 3-1 in Baku. Croatia, who beat Bulgaria 3-0 later Saturday evening, are in third spot on 17 points.
To qualify directly, the Norwegians will either need to beat Italy or get a draw in Rome and hope that Croatia lose to Malta.