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Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Haaland Ran Out Of Steam – Norway Coach Solbakken

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Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Haaland Ran Out Of Steam – Norway Coach Solbakken

Norway manager Stale Solbakken has claimed that striker Erling Haaland ran out of steam during his side’s 2024 UEFA Euro qualifiers 2-1 loss against Scotland on Saturday.

Haaland scored the penalty in the 61st minute to put his team 1-0 up before being substituted in the 84th minute.

Three minutes after the Manchester City attacker was subbed off, Lyndon Dykes equalised for Scotland and a minute before the 90-minute mark, Kenny McLean scored the winner for the visitors with an assist from Dykes.

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The result against Scotland left Norway fourth in Group A of the 2024 UEFA Euro qualifiers table with just one point from three games.

The top two nations will qualify from the five-team group after 10 matchdays for the main event in Germany next year.

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Speaking at his post-match press conference after the game, Solbakken said via GOAL:

“He asked to be changed. We kept him on the pitch 10-12 minutes longer. In the last few minutes he was on the field, we played with one less man.

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“He was completely empty. He has only played 60 minutes several times before. We’re talking about it being 30 degrees, it’s applied. He ran out of steam.”

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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