Erling Haaland: Manchester City Star Caught Up in Unexpected Raid by Police During Beach Vacation

Erling Haaland: Manchester City Star Caught Up in Unexpected Raid by Police During Beach Vacation

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 17, 2024 at 10:17 AM
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  • Erling Haaland's holiday in Marbella, Spain, received an unexpected twist when police requested his ID
  • The Manchester City goal poacher is a frequent visitor to the popular holiday destination in Spain
  • Meanwhile, his home nation, Norway, failed to qualify for the ongoing 2024 European Championship

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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland experienced an unexpected turn of events during his vacation in Marbella, Spain.

The 23-year-old Norwegian has been unwinding since the conclusion of the 2023–24 season, making the most of Norway's absence from the ongoing 2024 European Championship by enjoying his time in Spain.

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Erling Haaland poses with the Premier League title during Manchester City's trophy parade. Photo by Ben Roberts Photo.
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Erling Haaland unwinds in Cannes and Marbella

According to Sun Sports, Haaland and a group of friends were seen partying enthusiastically at his favourite holiday spot, the popular Playa Padre in Marbella.

They soaked up the atmosphere and danced to DJ Angel Sanchez's beats.

He had earlier been spotted on a yacht vacation in Cannes, France. He was also seen shooting balls around before a jet ski ride.

Police raid interrupts Haaland's vacation

His leisurely break took an unexpected turn when he was caught on camera pulling out his ID from his pocket, seemingly surprised, while relaxing at the popular hangout in Marbella, as reported by The Mirror.

Moments earlier, armed police in riot gear swiftly entered the beach club, accompanied by a hovering helicopter, resembling a scene straight out of an action movie.

The incident, reminiscent of a military-style operation, occurred on a Sunday night, echoing a similar police raid at the renowned Ocean Beach club in nearby Puerto Banus three weeks prior.

How did Haaland perform in his second season?

In his second season at the Etihad, Haaland secured the Golden Boot prize with 27 goals, according to Transfermarkt.

Most importantly, his goals helped propel Pep Guardiola's team to clinch an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title, a record in English football.

Despite earning the top scorer award once more, many fans found Haaland's performance underwhelming compared to his high standards.

Haaland among world-class stars never to play at Euros

The 2024 Euros began on Friday, June 14, with notable absentees like Erling Haaland.

However, the former Borussia Dortmund hitman is not alone among world-class talents who have never featured in the Euros.

Throughout history, several iconic players have missed out on the tournament for different reasons.

Sports Brief presents a list of the top 10 world-class players who have never had the opportunity to compete in the Euros.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.