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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Sweden striker won’t play at Russia World Cup

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Sweden striker won’t play at Russia World Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic final performed for Sweden at Euro 2016, the place he failed to attain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be popping out of retirement to play for Sweden on the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The LA Galaxy and former Manchester United ahead, 36, mentioned not too long ago he would attend the match however wouldn’t say in what capability.

Swedish FA chief Lars Richt mentioned: “I talked to Zlatan on Tuesday. He introduced he didn’t change his thoughts in regards to the nationwide staff – it’s no.”

Ibrahimovic retired from worldwide soccer after Euro 2016.

The Swede, who additionally performed for Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus and Inter Milan, scored 62 objectives in 116 video games for his nation, and appeared at World Cups in 2002 and 2006.

And regardless of a knee damage plaguing his closing season at Manchester United, he confirmed he nonetheless had kind by netting a brilliant strike in his LA Galaxy debut final month after joining the Major League Soccer side in March.

Sweden certified for Russia 2018 with out him, beating Italy in a play-off to safe their qualification.

It will likely be the staff’s first World Cup since 2006 after lacking out on the 2010 and 2014 tournaments.

BBC Sport – Football

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