Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund will not play in Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, Lewandowski is still a big doubt

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will go on without one of the brightest football stars in the world, Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.

The country of the 21-year-old football star, Norway, could not win their group and could not even make it to the play-offs in March.

Erling Haaland and his country fell in Group G of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Unfortunately for Norway, they recorded 2 defeats, three draws, and 5 wins in 10 games which did not earn them enough points for the top spot.

They played their last qualifier on Tuesday, November 16 against the Netherlands. Norway were condemned to beat the Netherlands to finish second but the Netherlands defeated them 2-0.

The defeat means that Norway finished third in the group with 18 points in 10 games, Turkey finished second with 21 points in 10 games, and the Netherlands won the group with 23 points in 10 games.

As it stands, the Netherlands have won the automatic ticket to play in the Qatar World Cup, while Turkey will head to the playoffs in March.

Unfortunately for Norway, they went into their last World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands without Erling Haaland who is currently battling a hip injury.

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund will not play in Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, Lewandowski is still a big doubt
Erling Haaland in the colors of Norway.

The youngster who was looking forward to his first World Cup appearance could stay out of football until after Christmas this year according to his father, Alf-Inge.

Erling Haaland’s father said: “He’s doing relatively well considering the situation, but he’ll be out for a little while. It would be a bonus if he gets some games before Christmas, but it’s rather unlikely.”

Before Haaland sustained the injury, he has scored 13 goals and provided 4 assists in 10 games for Dortmund this season.

On the other hand, Robert Lewandowski might not also make it to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. His country, Poland, recorded 6 wins, 2 draws, and 2 defeats which only helped them to a second-place finish in Group I behind England.

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund will not play in Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, Lewandowski is still a big doubt
Robert Lewandowski.

This means that Robert Lewandowski’s Poland would have to fight for a ticket in the playoffs in March 2022. Lewandowski and Portuguese football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo will go through the same process to earn a ticket to Qatar.

Ronaldo’s Portugal could not also win their group. They lost the Group A ticket to Serbia after suffering a 2-1 defeat on the last day of the group’s qualification series.

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3 Comments

  • Bello Akanni Sheriffdeen 8 months ago

    Though it will be painful to him to miss out on the biggest competition in the international stage.He is still young and has lots of years ahead of him to participate in the world cup before his retirement and if he is very lucky,the bi-annual proposal for World Cups will be achieved.In every disappointment,there is a blessing.

  • Anyara john 8 months ago

    So Norway will eventually miss out. Lewandoski could not help them. Too bad for but l say better luck next time.

  • Ibrahim John 8 months ago

    Nawa ooo Haaland country na disadvantage to his career bcoz they will always face country who is better than them in football. But Lewy can still qualify for the biggest international competition in order to show case what he has for the world.