Erling Haaland and Norway Miss Out on Euro 2024 Qualification
Norway’s hopes of qualifying for Euro 2024 were dashed after Israel’s 2-1 defeat to Romania. Despite not playing until Sunday, Norway’s chances of making it to the playoffs were dependent on Israel winning. However, Romania’s victory propelled them to the top of Group I, securing their place in the tournament. Switzerland also sealed their spot with a 1-1 draw against Kosovo. As a result, Norway’s exit from the qualifiers is a disappointment for Erling Haaland, who is widely regarded as the world’s best No9. Haaland, a Manchester City Treble winner, has yet to qualify for an international tournament. He was already ruled out of the clash due to an ankle injury.
Israel and Bosnia Secure Playoff Spots
Israel’s defeat means they join Bosnia as the top two teams in the Path B playoffs. Both teams will have a chance to compete for a place in Euro 2024 through the playoffs.
Haaland’s Unavailability and Injury Update
Erling Haaland announced that he would be unavailable for Norway’s match against Scotland due to his ankle problem. Although it is not a serious injury, the movement in his foot hinders his ability to play. However, it is not considered a career-threatening injury.
Norway’s elimination from Euro 2024 qualification is a setback for Erling Haaland and his country. Despite his impressive performances at the club level, Haaland has yet to showcase his talents on the international stage. With his ankle injury, he will have to focus on his recovery and look forward to future opportunities to represent Norway in international tournaments.