UEFA European Championship

Erling Haaland injury pain to Norwegian team ahead of 2023 European Qualifiers matches

The Norwegian FA announced on Tuesday that Norway’s ace striker Erling Haaland would be out of action for the country’s next two Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Spain and Georgia owing to an injury to his groin.

Haaland, who just scored five goals for his side Manchester City against Leipzig in the Champions League and a hat-trick against Burnley in the FA Cup, protested of groin soreness after the Burnley game over the weekend.

According to the Norwegian Football Association, Haaland has left the training camp that the Norwegian national team is attending in Marbella, Spain, in order to participate in a medical follow-up with his Premier League club.

“We believed it was only a stiffness that would disappear by Saturday,” team doctor Ola Sand was cited as saying in a release. “But, following testing and inspections yesterday, it is apparent that he will not be fit for the matches against Spain and Georgia,”

In Norway’s first appearance in Euro 2024 qualification group A, the team will compete away from home twice: first against Spain in Malaga on Saturday and then against Georgia in Batumi on Tuesday.

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