Haaland, the prolific striker, had to leave the Norway camp due to an injury scare. He is currently facing a groin issue and will miss both international matches.
Erling Braut Haaland has been playing tremendously well this season. He has been forced to withdraw his name from the Norway squad after picking up a groin issue.
The striker has scored a total of eight goals in his last two appearances for Manchester City. However, he was facing some pain in his groin after the Burnley match.
The National team doctor, Ola Sand, said,
“We hoped that this was just a familiarity that would carry over till Saturday. But after doing tests and examinations, we concluded that he won’t make to the international games. It’s better if he receives medical follow-up in the club.”
Norway will play their opening two Euro 2024 qualifiers against Spain and Georgia. As well as Spain and Georgia, Norway are joined in Group A by Scotland and Cyprus as they bid to reach their first European Championships since 2000.
The National Team manager, Stale Solbakken said,
“Erling took it hard when he realised that he could fight for the team. We are not going to hang on one millimetre, but continue to work harder and prepare for the upcoming fixtures.”
Haaland has already scored 42 goals in his debut season with City and also has 21 goals in 23 senior team appearances.
Since the striker is missing the two qualifiers, it will be now racing against time to return back fully fit and play against Liverpool on April 1, a crucial match for City in the title race.
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