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Saturday, 18 November 2023 16:24

Erling Haaland to miss Euro 2024 qualifiers with foot injury.

Staff Reporter.

Norway striker Erling Haaland will miss Sunday's final Euro 2024 qualifier against Scotland on Sunday, his federation has confirmed.

The Manchester City forward, 23, picked up a foot injury in Thursday's friendly win against Faroe Islands.

Scotland and Spain have qualified for next summer's finals in Germany, with Norway currently third in the group and with a possible play-off route.

The Norwegian Football Federation says Haaland's "injury is not serious".

"He is in so much pain and somewhat restricted function that the Scotland game unfortunately comes a little too early," national team doctor Ola Sand said on the NFF website (translated).

Norway will not call up a replacement for Haaland, who has 27 goals in 29 senior international appearances, including one against Scotland in June.

Scotland beat Norway 2-1 in Oslo and trail Group A leaders Spain by two points going into the final round of games. Spain host Georgia on Sunday while the Scots and Norwegians play at Hampden.

Georgia led Scotland twice but ultimately drew 2-2 in Thursday's penultimate qualifier, while Spain beat Cyprus.