Erling Haaland, who has a foot injury, will miss Sunday’s Euro 2024 qualifying match between Norway and Scotland at Hampden Park.
On Thursday, the Manchester City forward suffered a foot injury when Norway defeated the Faroe Islands in an Oslo friendly by a score of 2-0.
Ola Sand, the team doctor for Norway, said in a statement that: “The injury was not serious but it is causing him so much discomfort and he has a restricted ability to function. The Scotland match unfortunately is a bit too soon.”
Stale Solbakken, Norway’s coach said that it was a shame Erling would not be available for Sunday’s match but they will not bring in another player.
This is an excellent opportunity for offensive players to showcase their skills.
City, the leaders in Premier League after international breaks, will host Liverpool on 25 November. Liverpool is a point back and second.
Haaland has scored 17 goals in all competitions so far for Pep Guardiola’s team this season. Haaland was the top scorer for City last year, scoring 52 times during their Treble winning campaign.
He wrote: “Unfortunately I will be missing the game tomorrow against Scotland.” I wish the boys the very best. “Now treatment and trying as soon to return.”
Since joining City in 2022 from Borussia Dortmund, the striker is still in remarkable shape. He has missed only three matches due to injury since last season began.
The Arsenal player is still recovering from a hip injury and will not be able to lead the team at Hampden.
Norway’s automatic qualification to Euro 2024 is out of reach. But the team can still improve their chances by beating the hosts without the talismanic pair.