Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to international football at the age of 39, Swedish media reported on Saturday. The Swede, trained by Jane Anderson, has qualified for the Euro and called off their campaign against Spain in Bilbao on 14 June. Reportedly, the withdrawal has been under discussion for several months, but has not been confirmed (Swaff) by the Swedish Football Federation.
“It is certain that the Milne Star is making a return to Jane Anderson’s squad for the World Cup qualifier,” the site Footboulderit said in a report that was picked up by the Swedish national press.
The striker, who has 116 caps and 62 goals, has not worn a Swedish jersey since Euro 2016, where he was captain but failed to score as Sweden finished under his group.
Last autumn, he said he “missed” wearing a yellow jersey. SvFF said the player had a “good and fruitful” meeting with Anderson.
“Talks are continuing with Zlatan,” SvFF spokesman, Jacob Kakembo Anderson told AFP on Saturday, noting that the players selected for the next matches, a pair of World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo and one against Estonia A friendly match will be announced. 16 March.
Ibrahimovic has scored 14 goals in 14 Serie A matches for AC Milan this season.
Ibrahimovic expressed interest in playing in the 2018 World Cup, but Anderson opted not to miss the star. Sweden reach the quarter-finals.
The team then qualified for Euro 2020, postponed until June and July 2021 due to Kovid-19. They will take on Spain, Poland and Slovakia in their group in the first round.
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