Haaland will miss the Scotland-Norway due to a foot injury


Manchester City forward Erling Haaland will miss the match that his team, Norway, will play this Sunday against Scotland, in the qualifying phase for Euro 2024, after suffering a foot injury in the friendly match against the Faroe Islands.

The ‘citizen’ attacker suffered a blow to his foot on Thursday in Norway’s victory (2-0) against the Faroe Islands in a friendly in Oslo. “The injury is not serious, but there is so much pain and somewhat restricted function that the game against Scotland unfortunately comes a little too soon,” team doctor Ola Sand said in a statement issued by the Norwegian Football Federation. Soccer.

For his part, Norway coach Stale Solbakken regretted the striker’s absence against the Scots. “Of course, it is a shame that Erling is not ready for Sunday’s game, but we are not going to bring in a substitute. It is a great opportunity for the offensive players in the squad to shine,” he said.

Premier League leaders City return to action after the international break by hosting Liverpool, second by just one point, on November 25. Haaland, scorer of 52 goals for City last season, has scored 17 goals in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s men so far this season.