Haaland ‘broke Van Dijk’s finger’ in Norway-Netherlands World Cup qualifying


Erling Haaland has revealed that he “broke Virgil van Dijk’s finger” in the World Cup qualifying match between Norway and the Netherlands on Wednesday.

The Borussia Dortmund forward has regularly mingled with the Liverpool defender in a 1-1 draw in Oslo.

Haaland opened the scoring before Norway was pushed back, and claim to have been responsible for a rival who was forced to take a painful break early in the second half.

What was said?

Haaland said TV2: “I think I broke Van Dijk’s finger. He came up to me and said, ‘Damn, I think you broke my finger.’ He’s good, so to speak. I have no idea how it happened.

What happened to Van Dijk?

Van Dijk was forced to the sideline shortly after the break, clearly in some unease. He was examined by the Dutch medical team, who appeared to put the little finger of his left hand back in place before gluing the fingers together.

The physiotherapy team subsequently announced that Van Dijk had not broken any bones, and it is now reported that he suffered a dislocation.

Regardless, no lasting damage has been sustained and the 30-year-old defender will be eager to make it into the Netherlands’ next home games against Montenegro and Turkey.

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