Manchester Metropolis striker Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s European Championship qualifier towards Scotland on Sunday after choosing up an damage in Thursday evening’s pleasant win over the Faroe Islands.
Haaland took a knock within the 2-0 victory and though he was capable of full the match in Oslo, he was been withdrawn from the squad for Sunday’s conflict at Hampden Park.
“The damage will not be severe, however he has a lot ache and considerably restricted operate that the Scotland sport sadly comes a bit too early,” group physician Ola Sand mentioned in a press release.
Norway can’t end within the high two, with Spain and Scotland having already sealed automated qualification, and Romania’s win over Israel on Saturday means they won’t be able to qualify via the play-offs both.
Regardless of Haaland’s significance to Norway, coach Stale Solbakken had already revealed he wouldn’t be calling up one other participant for Sunday’s sport in Glasgow.
“It is clearly a disgrace that Erling will not be prepared for the sport on Sunday, however we’re not going to usher in a alternative,” he mentioned.
“This can be a nice alternative for the attacking gamers within the squad.”
Metropolis will hope Haaland is match for subsequent Saturday’s Premier League conflict at house to Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect are at the moment high of the desk after 12 video games, one level forward of the Reds in second place.
Haaland, who scored 52 targets in all competitions final season, has 13 in 12 Premier League appearances this time period and 17 in 18 video games general.
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