After withdrawing from Norway’s squad for their first two Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures, Erling Haaland will go back to Manchester City for further examination on a groin injury.
Haaland met up with his Norway teammates ahead of their upcoming matches against Spain and Georgia, but he won’t participate in either of those games.
The Norwegian Football Federation’s website reported that the team doctor, Ola Sand, stated:“We hoped that this would carry over to Saturday but after doing tests and examinations yesterday it became clear that he will not make it to the games against Spain and Georgia.
“It is better that he receives medical follow-up at the club.”
In his first season at Manchester City, Haaland was able to break Aguero’s record of scoring the most goals in one season for the club.
Recently In the FA Cup quarter-finals against Burnley, the superstar striker scored a hat-trick, and in a 7-0 Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig, he netted five goals.
Norway manager Stale Solbakken 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.”
Manchester City is chasing Arsenal in the Premier League and has to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Haaland was the club’s best scorer in both competitions, and his absence could be a hard blow to Pep Guardiola’s side.