Newcastle ace Alexander Isak forced to withdraw from Sweden squad ahead of Euro 2024 qualifier against Belgium

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Newcastle striker Alexander Isak has been forced to withdraw from the Sweden squad for this international break due to injury.

Isak has impressed since arriving on Tyneside, and recently scored a brace during the Magpies 2-2 draw with West Ham on the weekend. 

However the Swede was forced to come off early during that game after suffering a suspected knee injury. 

He was also injured during Newcastle’s Champions League game against PSG, catching a nasty cut above his eye.  

Isak initially joined up with Sweden’s squad, but after doctors examined his injury he was sent home to recover. 

Aleksander Isak suffered a head cut in Newcastle’s Champions League game against PSG

The Swedish striker also injured his knee during the Magpies 2-2 draw with West Ham

The Swedish striker also injured his knee during the Magpies 2-2 draw with West Ham

Sweden start the break with an easier game as they take on Moldova in a friendly, before facing the trickier task of Belgium in a Euro 2024 qualifier. 

The Scandinavians sit third in the table behind Belgium and Austria, with two wins and three losses. 

A statement from the team said: ‘Alexander Isak leaves the men’s national team’s European Championship qualifying squad,

‘The Newcastle striker came to the gathering with an injury report from Sunday’s match against West Ham and underwent an examination by the Swedish national team’s medical team on Monday. 

‘After that, it is clear that Isak is not available for games next week and will miss the European Championship qualifier against Belgium next Monday.’


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