Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard will not grace the European Championship in Germany next summer as Norway falls short in the race for the continental competition.
Haaland’s absence from the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifier against Scotland stems from an injury sustained in the 2-0 victory over the Faroe Islands. Sadly, his participation has become inconsequential. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.
Despite Norway’s prior inability to secure a top-two position in their group, their slender hopes of progressing through the play-offs remained. These dreams were crushed as Israel’s 2-1 loss to Romania extinguished Norway’s chances of a playoff berth.
The desired lifeline for Norway evaporated with Romania’s triumph, clinching the top spot in Group I and confirming their entry to next summer’s tournament in Germany.
Expressing regret over his absence, Haaland conveyed on social media, “Unfortunately, I am missing tomorrow’s game against Scotland. Wishing the boys all the best. Now treatment and trying to get back asap.”
With Switzerland clinching their place at the Euros after a 1-1 draw against Kosovo, the European football landscape is taking shape, sans the Norwegian talents.
For Manchester City, the focus now shifts to Haaland’s recovery as they prepare for a crucial showdown against Liverpool next weekend. The striker’s fitness becomes a concern for the high-stakes match ahead. Get all the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.