Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to Sweden squad

March 16, 2021
By: Daniel Orme

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made his first return to international contention in five years, with the forward returning for matches with Sweden at the end of March.

The AC Milan striker originally announced his retirement from international football in 2016 when he was with LA Galaxy.

However, owing to his fantastic form in Serie A this season, where he has scored 14 goals in as many games, he has earned a recall for upcoming matches against Georgia, Kosovo and Estonia.

The 39-year-old confirmed his return with an Instagram post on Tuesday that simply read: ‘The return of the God.”

Meanwhile, Sweden coach Janne Andersson has said of Ibrahimovic’s return: “First and foremost, he is a very good football player, the best we have had in Sweden.

“It is, of course, very fun that he wants to come back. In addition to what he can contribute on the pitch, he has incredible experience and can contribute it to other players in the team.”

The former Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain man is the top scorer in the history of the Sweden national side with 62 goals in 112 matches.

He will hope to head into the international break in good form and can be backed at a price of 11/4 with Betfair to score the opening goal against Fiorentina on Sunday.

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