Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to come out of retirement for Sweden’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers matches.
The 39-year-old forward announced his retirement five years ago, having scored 62 goals in 116 internationals before quitting the team following their group stage exit of Euro 2016.
Sweden will lock horns with Georgia and Kosovo in the World Cup qualifiers later this month before facing Estonia in an international friendly game.
Ibrahimovic missed the first leg of Milan’s Europa League game with United last week but is expected to return for the second leg.
The veteran hitman has scored 16 goals in all competitions for the Rossoneri this season.
He has since responded to Sweden’s announcement of their squad by tweeting: “The return of the God.”
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) March 16, 2021
Sweden national football team manager Janne Andersson also added that: “He can be a little bit funny at times.”
“First and foremost he is a very good footballer, the best we have had in Sweden. It’s obviously very good that he wants to come back.
“Apart from what he can contribute on the field, he has incredible experience and can contribute that to the other players in the team.”
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