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Tue 15 November 2022 | 19:50

Haaland believes Brazil and England are favorites to win the World Cup

At top of his form scoring 23 goals in 18 games in his City debut season, Haaland will not be present at Qatar World Cup as Norway failed to qualify. Admitting it hurts to miss the event, Norwegian claims Brazil and England are favorites to win the tournament.

Erling Haaland

already has scored 23 goals this season including 17 Premier League goals in 11 appearances. He is now just six goals off last season's Golden Boot-winning total of 23 goals. However, he won’t be present at Qatar World Cup as

Norway

failed to qualify for the tournament, finishing third in their group behind the Netherlands and Turkey.

Haaland

told

Sky Sports

:

"I wished I played in the World Cup of course, but that's the reality now [that] I don't do [that], but I will relax my body and my mind a lot and then I will train.

"What I will train on? Nothing special I think, it's been going quite well my first months at City, so I don't need to do so many changes to be honest.

"It's about preparing myself for the next half of the season and be ready when the next game kicks in after the break."

"The biggest thing we can do is to get to either a World Cup or a Euros,"

he said.

"That of course is my goal with the national team to do. We know it's difficult, but hopefully in the future one day I'll be able to play there."

Asked about his prediction on the tournament, the Norwegian said:

"I think the favorites should be Brazil, Argentina, France, and maybe England. I cannot only say one because there are so many good teams."

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source: Sky Sports



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