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Erling Haaland: The name of the Manchester City player causes a problem for a tourist city in Sweden

Erling Haaland: The name of the Manchester City player causes a problem for a tourist city in Sweden

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Norwegian footballer Erling Braut Haaland

A misspelling of a famous footballer, who has scored 22 goals in 15 games since joining Manchester City this season, has led to confusion on the Internet with the name of a Swedish tourist area known for its beaches.

This simple misspelling leads a person searching for the region of Halland on the Swedish coast, to find endless search results for photos of Norwegian soccer player Erling Braut Haaland.

Jimmy Sandberg, Resort Manager, Visit Hallyand wrote: (an open letter asking Englishmen, journalists and football fans around the world to take care of spell-checking before pressing the search button for information online.

He said: “We write our name like this as Halland, but his name is Haaland. The popularity of the football phenomenon is closing in on us completely on the Internet.”

“It is depressing to see now that all our efforts to promote the tourist area of ​​Halland are fading away so quickly,” he added.

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A search on Instagram shows photos of the footballer, as well as the Turkish player Abdul Karim Bardakji

“If no step is taken, we fear that our dear region is in danger of becoming another forgotten (continent) of Atlantis, a place known only in ancient stories and books,” he said.

“When you write for information about Halland, the beautiful area we live in in Sweden, you find pictures of Halland everywhere,” Sandberg told BBC News.

He added, “Since Haaland joined Manchester City and scored all those goals, we have been amazed by his presence on our tags and search engines.”

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Even Google is “not convinced” to search for the Swedish region of destination

And in case you still get confused between the two names, you can refer to our guide to help tell the difference between the two.

However, there may be more confusion between the two names, especially after Sandberg launched an invitation to host Haaland, in an attempt to resolve the issue once and for all.

“We would love for him to visit us here,” he said. “A lot of Norwegians come here every year, so the player will feel at home.”

He concluded, “Will I see you next summer in Haaland, Haaland?”


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