Sweden Issues Statement On Ibrahimovic's W/Cup Participation

Apr 28, 2018, 10:52
Sweden Issues Statement On Ibrahimovic's W/Cup Participation

A statement on Sweden FA's official website confirmed the same.

After some back and forth speculation, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the 2018 World Cup with Sweden after all.

The Los Angeles Galaxy striker had hinted earlier this month that he meant to take part at Russian Federation 2018, two years after playing his last match for the Blue-Yellows.

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Earlier, the 36-yer-old who is plying his trade for the LA Galaxy in the MLS had claimed in his ever-animated manner that there can not be any World Cup without Zlatan. "If he has made the decision, he can call me and talk to me about it, just like the others who retired after Euro 2016". "He said that he has not changed his mind about the national team - it is a no".

"Ibrahimovic said no to the national team", Andersson told reporters.

The 36-year-old striker, who recently left Manchester United to join LA Galaxy, had hinted that he might resume his 116-cap career with Sweden, having retired from worldwide duty two years ago.

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"Zlatan Ibrahimovic is therefore, for the same reason as previous national team gatherings, not a candidate for the World Cup squad that coach Janne Andersson will present on May 15". I respect what he said and those who said "yes".

Sweden's current team may have a role in that.

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