Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm since his move to Manchester City this summer, but that’s where he’ll be staying while his clubmates jet off to Qatar for the World Cup.
Norway failed to qualify after finishing third in their UEFA qualifying group. Haaland’s team finished behind both the Netherlands and Turkey, three points adrift of the last qualification spot.
Despite Haaland being his usual prolific self during these qualifying games, scoring five times in the ten games, it wasn’t enough. However, these performances from Haaland in the qualifiers did take his tally for Norway up to 21 goals in 23 games.
The World Cup will be missing a special forward this winter, with Haaland showing his prowess in the Premier League. In just 13 games for City, the Norwegian has found the net 18 times and registered three assists - scoring a goal every 58 minutes.