Man City star ruled out of next two games after picking up injury in FA Cup win in potentially huge blow

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Erling Haaland has 21 goals in 23 appearances for Norway since his international debut in 2019 but will not get a chance to add to that tally this week

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s opening Euro 2024 qualifying games after picking up a groin injury against Burnley.

The 22-year-old scored a hat-trick as City won 6-0 against the Championship leaders, setting up a semi-final at Wembley with another promotion-chasing side in Sheffield United next month.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Norway coach Stale Solbakken confirmed the prolific striker would be absent for matches against Spain and Georgia as Norway begin their Group A campaign.

He said: “Erling took it hard when he realised that he could not fight for the team. Fortunately, there is still plenty of self-confidence, talent and cohesion in this group to win points in the next matches.”

Norway national team doctor Ola Sand added: “After doing tests and examinations yesterday it became clear that he will not make it for the games against Spain and Georgia. It is better that he receives medical follow-up at his club.”

Haaland has hit the net 21 times for his country. He has earned 23 caps, having made his debut at the age of just 19. The former Borussia Dortmund man has an incredible 42 goals in 37 games for City this term.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

It is yet to be seen how long his groin injury will rule him out for, with City eight points behind Arsenal in the Premier League title race.

Pep Guardiola’s side do have a game in hand over the Gunners and return to action against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on April 1.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.