Erling Haaland could miss out on the 2026 World Cup

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The Norwegian prodigy Erling Haaland could miss out on the FIFA 2026 World Cup. All these nations USA, Canada, and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Norway’s players including Haaland have been outspoken about Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, and they could boycott the competition altogether. According to The Guardian, 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since World Cup was awarded. The Norwegian Football Federation are set to hold a vote to boycott the competition as soon as Sunday. Further, if the vote is to boycott the World Cup all FIFA could ban Norway from competition in 2026. This would mean that Haaland and co. could miss out on the next two World Cups.

Norway’s players wore T-shirts with the message “RESPECT” followed by “On and off the pitch” during the warm-up. 


The side has already competed in three World Cup qualifiers and won two games and lost one against Turkey. Norway didn’t qualify for the Euro 2020 moreover they haven’t been to a major tournament since 2000. 

Norway has some extraordinary talents in their side by the likes of Jens Petter Hauge, Patrick Berg, Martin Ødegaard, and Erling Haaland himself. This side could be called the “Golden Generation” and they are set to miss the next two World Cups.

Meanwhile, they are also likely to be hit with a fine of 40,000 Swiss Francs in addition to other financial penalties.

“FIFA is clear that they want to equate a boycott with withdrawing from the competition, which will mean that Norway does not participate further in the qualifying game”.

This will be a huge setback for the Norwegian Football Federation and the Golden Generation. World Cup 2030 is about nine years away. Moreover missing out on two World Cups will be a massive blow for every single player.

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