The Norwegian team could not beat Latvia in Oslo (0-0), they lost second place in Group G to Turkey and were practically left out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
With one day to go to the end of the qualifying phase, Norway, with Martin Odegaard in command and Alexander Sorleoth in the attack and without Erling Haaland, injured, suffered a setback that may be irreparable for Stale Solbakken’s team, unable to mark an opponent without options.
The Netherlands, which visits Montenegro on this ninth day, leads Group G. Turkey thrashed Gibraltar (6-0) and is second in the table thanks to its best results against Norway with which it is tied on points. The Ottoman team beat the Norwegian 3-0 in the first round and then drew at one point in Istanbul.
Everything is pending for the last day of the qualifying phase scheduled for next Tuesday. Turkey visits Montenegro and Norway visits the Netherlands, which could already be qualified.
The Norwegian side needs to get a better result than the Turkish team on that last date to reach second place and qualify for the play-off to reach Qatar.
Against Latvia, Norway managed to score ten minutes from time with a goal from Mohamed Elyounoussi, but after being reviewed by VAR, the goal was disallowed.
Turkey, meanwhile, thrashed Gibraltar (6-0) with a double from Halil Dervisoglu and goals from Kerem Akturkoglu, Merih Demiral, Serdar Dursun and Mert Muldur. EFE