Injury Scared As Erling Haaland Left Norway Squad.

Injury Scared As Erling Haaland Left Norway Squad.

Manchester City star Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Spain and Georgia after reportedly picking up a groin injury.

The 22-year-old, who went into the international break with eight goals in two games against RB Leipzig and Burnley, linked up with his international teammates this week.

A statement from the Norwegian FA confirmed that national team doctors had advised for Haaland to return to City and ‘receive medical follow-up at the club’.

Norway doctor Ola Sand added:

‘We hoped that this was just an injury that would carry over to Saturday.

‘But after doing tests and examinations yesterday it became clear that he will not make it to the games against Spain and Georgia.

‘It is better that he receives medical follow-up at the club.’


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Norway’s head coach Ståle Solbakken said:

‘Erling took it hard when he realized that he could not fight for the team.

‘Fortunately, there is still plenty of self-confidence, talent and cohesion in this group to win points in the next matches.

The 22-year-old was removed from the pitch in the 62nd minute against Burnley, after already scoring a hat-trick against the Clarets.

Pep Guardiola had joked that the forward was substituted off to prevent him from breaking Lionel Messi‘s record but it seems that it may have also been to prevent aggravation to the injury.

Haaland has scored 42 goals in 37 appearances this season having shattered the previous record for most goals in a single season by a City player, a record which had been held by Tommy Johnson for 94 years.

The Norwegian  will face a race to be fit in time for their clash with Liverpool on Saturday 1 April, they first game back following the international break.

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