Norway Suffers Blow As Haaland Forced To Withdraw From Squad
Norway’s star striker, Erling Braut Haaland, will miss his country’s upcoming games against Spain and Georgia due to a groin injury. The Manchester City forward has left the national team squad, as confirmed by an official statement from the Norwegian Football Association.
Haaland’s absence will be a significant blow to Norway’s chances of success in their Euro2024 qualifying games against Spain and Georgia. The 22-year-old has been in outstanding form for Manchester City this season, scoring 39 goals in just 34 appearances in all competitions.
Despite his young age, Haaland has established himself as one of the most lethal strikers in world football, and his performances have attracted the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. He has been linked with moves to the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United, in recent months.
Haaland’s absence will be a significant loss for Norway, who will be hoping to pick up some points in their upcoming qualifiers to keep their hopes of qualifying for Euro2024 alive.
Norway will face a tough task in their upcoming game against Spain, which is coming from a disappointing world cup campaign. The Spanish side has a wealth of talent at their disposal and will be expected to dominate possession and control the game against Norway.
Haaland’s injury will be a significant concern for Manchester City, who are also in the midst of a crucial part of their season. The English side is currently in second place in the EPL and will be hoping to battle Arsenal at the top to secure a third EPL title in three seasons. Manchester City will have to battle against Bayern in the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League, and Haaland’s fitness will be a significant factor in their chances of success in the competition.
Haaland’s injury comes at a particularly frustrating time for Norway, who are struggling to find consistency in their performances. The Scandinavian side has failed to qualify for a major international tournament since the 2000 European Championship and will be hoping to end that drought in the coming years.
Norway’s next game after the clash with Spain is against Montenegro, and Haaland’s availability for that match remains uncertain. Manchester City fans will be hoping that their star striker can make a swift recovery and return to action as soon as possible, while Norway will be hoping to pick up some much-needed points in their Euro2024 qualifiers without him.