Erling Haaland will miss the Norwegian World Cup qualifier due to a leg injury.© Instagram
Erling Haaland said on Monday that he would miss the Norwegian World Cup qualifier, which suffered a leg injury with club Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old striker has missed the last three games on the German side due to this issue and will also miss international matches in Turkey on Friday and Montenegro on Monday. “Hello everyone, I apologize for not being ready for the national convention. I was looking forward to it. Anyway, good luck to Norway,” Haaland tweeted.
Norwegian team doctor Ora Sand said the withdrawal of Harland was a precautionary measure.
Hei folkens, kjipt ikkje bli klar tillandskampane. Hadde gledameg. Uansett, lykke til Norge
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) October 4, 2021
“Injuries seem to have diminished, but unfortunately the progress was too slow,” he said in a statement from the Norwegian Football Federation.
“If he returns too early, there is also a risk of complications.”
Norway, which is second only to the Netherlands in the 2022 World Cup qualifying group goal difference, also lacks forward Alexander Sørloth and Joshua King.
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