The Norwegian star, Ada Hegerberg, is playing in the starting line-up for the second match in the World Cup against Switzerland, but she left the field just before kick-off and disappeared into the dressing room.
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- Norway will have to dispense with superstar Ada Hegerberg for their second World Cup match against Switzerland.
- The 28-year-old entered the pitch, but disappeared back into the dressing room shortly before kick-off.
- Norway officially justifies its failure by the injury Hegerbeck suffered during the warm-up period.
A curious scene before the Swiss national team’s second World Cup appearance in New Zealand: Norwegian star Ada Hegerberg takes to the pitch with her teammates and sings the national anthem loudly, only to disappear back into the catacombs before kick-off.
Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper sounded the alarm shortly after: “Drama before kick-off: Hegerberg ran into the dressing room and never came out again.” In fact, Hegerberg doesn’t actually play, and instead, Sophie Roman Haug slips into the starting line-up for Norway.
Injury or fixed sign?
The official reason for the Norwegians is a short-term injury the 28-year-old suffered while warming up, according to national team doctor Trygve Hunemu. It was later said that Hegerberg initially felt uncomfortable.
However, the fact that Hegerberg returned to the field after warming up, singing the national anthem and allowing himself to take a team photo seemed very unusual – especially since there was talk of tensions between Hegerberg and coach Hege Riise in the run-up to the game.
Hegerberg’s teammates also seem angry when their captain leaves the field. “I don’t know if she wants to leave a mark. Maybe she doesn’t like the line-up or the coach. But there has to be something, otherwise I don’t just leave the arena, I have a feeling, ”speculates Martina Moser, SRF expert.
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