AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, has returned to a call-up of the Swedish national team For the first time since 2016 to participate in the qualifying phase for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has confirmed this Tuesday.
“The return of God“He wrote on Twitter as soon as he heard the news Ibrahimovic, the top scorer in the history of the Scandinavian team (62) and seventh with the most appearances (116), far from Anders Svensson’s 148 caps.
So far, the last game with Sweden of the former player of FC Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, PSG or Manchester United, among others, had been in the France Euro 2016, in a loss to Italy (1-0) which meant the elimination of the team in the group stage. Later, ‘Ibra’ announced his withdrawal from the national team.
Now, you will have the opportunity to wear the yellow jacket again in qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup and in the friendly against Estonia … in view of his presence in the Eurocup of next summer where, precisely, share group with Spain.
The Swedish coach, Janne Andersson, announced this Tuesday the list of summoned, including Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak, and was delighted that the veteran AC Milan footballer has come to his call.
“He is a very good soccer player, the best we have had in Sweden. Of course, it’s great that you want to go back. In addition to what he can contribute on the field, he has incredible experience and can teach it to other players on the team, “he said.