Haaland and Manchester City
It’s official, the Manchester City striker misses EURO 2024Erling Haaland and Norway did not achieve the expected result in the qualifying rounds for EURO 2024. The Norwegian striker was not decisive enough to support his team to gain access to EURO 2024 , and they will not do it through the Nations League either, because they were placed in a position that leaves them out of all possibilities. It was Haaland’s first attempt to take his national team to EURO 2024.
Erling Haaland will once again watch a final phase of a major tournament on television. The same thing will happen to Odegaard, Sorloth, Ostigard… after Norway was left out of Euro 2024. The Nordic team, with no mathematical possibility of being in Germany through group A as it was overtaken by Spain and Norway, was looking for the miracle of the play-off via Nations League.
The ‘9’ of Manchester City, Golden Boot, ‘top scorer’ of the Premier and destined to reign in world football in the next decade along with Mbappé, Bellingham, Vinicius… is not managing to succeed (for now) with his country. On the way to Euro 2021, Serbia knocked them out in extra time in the play-off semi-finals. Haaland did not score that October night at Ullevaal.
Haaland and Norway had already fallen in the Qatar 2022 qualifiers
Heading to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Haaland scored five goals in the first three games, putting Norway in the World Cup. However, he could not finish the phase due to his injuries and the Nordic team fell, finishing third in the group and out of the World Cup. The Netherlands and Türkiye sent them to the canvas. The Manchester City attacker will have to try his luck in qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. Another challenge. However, this opportunity is certainly more favorable as the number of participants in the 2026 World Cup has been increased.