The news that they did not want to hear in Borussia Dortmund or in the Norwegian National Team was confirmed. Erling Haaland’s injury, a muscle strain in the hip flexor, is more severe than previously thought and return times are stretched.
Jan Aage Fjörtoft, a close friend of the striker and former player of the Nordic team, confirmed that Haaland would not play again for the remainder of 2021 due to the injury: “It may be that the match against Ajax (in the Champions League) has been the last in the remainder of the year.
The information fell like a bucket of cold water in Borussia Dortmund, but especially in Norway. It is that the European team is only two steps away from achieving a historic qualification to Qatar 2022 and losing its figure becomes a great obstacle.
In all its history, Norway only played three editions of the highest football event: France 1938, United States 1994 and France 1998. Currently, they are in second place in Group G with 17 points, two behind the Netherlands and two others. ahead of Turkey.
So far they were securing the ticket to the playoffs, but with greater aspirations towards the last two dates. On November 13 they will face Latvia, while Turkey – Gibraltar and Montenegro – Netherlands will be the other two crosses. Everything was set for a great final against the Dutch on the last day, the 16th, but for this they will have to fight without their best sword.
In addition to being the figure in club football, Haaland had a tangible contribution in these Playoffs that his teammates will have to absorb in order to qualify. The attacker scored five goals in the six games he played, a third of his total goals, counting those in which he was absent. (Bolavip)