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Sweden Rules Out World Cup Call-Up For Zlatan

Sweden Rules Out World Cup Call-Up For Zlatan

By SL International - Apr 27, 2018 10:00 AM

The Swedish Football Association have explained why they won't call up former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the 2018 World Cup.

Read: 'Sweden Can Manage At The World Cup Without Zlatan'

The 36-year-old previously claimed he would entertain the idea of going to the World Cup in June.

Ibrahimovic retired from international football after the 2016 European Championships, but the football association have ruled out any call-up for the country's all-time top scorer.

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic has previously said no to playing for the national team -- and he hasn't changed his mind. 'I talked to Zlatan on Tuesday. He told me he hasn't changed his mind regarding playing for the national team -- it's still a no,' says Lars Richt [sporting director]," a statement read.

"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.

Read: Mourinho Wants Ex-Man Utd Star Back At Old Trafford

Do you think Sweden need Ibrahimovic? Have your say in the comment section below.


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murendeni joe Joined: 20 Feb 2015
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murendeni joe Apr 29, 2018 06:28 AM
@MR E those cows qualified for world cup without him
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 28, 2018 03:31 AM
They do need ibra, problem he will play with cows the
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swalala Apr 27, 2018 08:57 PM
@spanish laligabbva agree with you
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spanish laligabbva Apr 27, 2018 12:50 PM
Sweden don't need Zlatan Imbrahicowish his arragant its bad for the young star who played their hearts out during WORLD-CUP qualifying groups...
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JAWS OF LIFE Apr 27, 2018 10:59 AM
Surely his experience is needed.

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