OSLO, Norway (AP) — Erling Haaland has left Norway’s training camp with a groin injury and will miss the team’s upcoming European Championship qualifiers, it was announced on Monday. the national federation.
Haaland felt the pain of a minor groin injury after playing for Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals against Burnley on Saturday and will return to his club for treatment, the Norwegian FA have announced. He scored three goals in a 6-0 win over Burnley, taking his tally to a club record 42 this season.
Man City next face Liverpool in the Premier League on April 1. The English defending champion will also host Bayern Munich on April 11 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
Norway start their Euro 2024 qualifying group program in Spain on Saturday and travel to Georgia three days later. Group A also includes Scotland and Cyprus.
Haaland has scored 21 goals in 23 games for Norway but is yet to play in a major tournament.
The top two teams from Group A will qualify for Euro 2024 in Germany. Norway could also have a qualifying path to the playoffs next year depending on their Nations League standings.
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