Erling Haaland told ‘f***ing hell, you broke my finger’, by Virgil van Dijk… after Holland defender suffers dislocation during World Cup qualifier 1-1 draw against Group G rivals Norway
- Norway drew 1-1 with Holland during Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier
- Virgil van Dijk had to receive treatment for an injured finger during the match
- Dutch captain told Erling Haaland that he had ‘snapped his finger’ after collision
- However, it appears that he had dislocated it after incident with Norway striker
Erling Haaland has left his mark on many defences with his goalscoring prowess and the Norway striker supposedly took that meaning literally during Wednesday night’s Group G World Cup qualifier with Holland.
Honours were shared in Oslo following a 1-1 draw which saw Haaland put his side in front before Davy Klaassen equalised in the first half.
The pre-game build-up was over Haaland taking on Holland centre back Virgil van Dijk with the two undoubtedly among the very best in their positions.
Virgil van Dijk (right) told Erling Haaland that he had ‘broke’ his finger following their collision
The pair went head-to-head on Wednesday as Norway faced Holland in a World Cup qualifier
Van Dijk had a dislocated finger put back into place during Holland’s Group G draw in Oslo
The centre-back had his finger pushed back into place on the side of the pitch after half-time
And there was an incident in the second half when apparently their physical nature saw one get injured.
During the second half, Van Dijk had to receive treatment on the sidelines after a collision with Haaland.
Speaking post-match, Haaland said he was told by Van Dijk that he had ‘snapped’ his opponent’s finger on his left hand.
‘I actually snapped his finger on him,’ the 21-year-old claimed to Norwegian outlet TV2.
‘I do not know how it happened. He just said “f***ing hell, you broke my finger”.
‘He’s good, so to speak,’ he added. ‘I have no idea how I snapped his finger. That’s just the way it is.’
The Dutch staff were seen pushing his finger back into place before applying some tape (seen on his left hand above) to hold it in place for the remainder of the game
However, it appears that Van Dijk’s injury wasn’t as serious as a break as he had instead dislocated it.
The incident took place in the 47th minute of the match and the 30-year-old had his finger popped back into place by medical staff before they applied some tape to hold it in place for the remainder of the game.
Having successfully finished the game in Oslo, Van Dijk is expected to play against Montenegro and Turkey over the next seven days regardless of the injury.
Group G is the closest in 2022 World Cup qualifying.
Turkey lead the group on eight points, with the Netherlands, Montenegro and Norway all on seven points.
Following Wednesday night’s draw Holland and Norway are both one point behind Turkey
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