Sweden head coach Janne Anderson has indicated that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not in the country’s plans as they prepared themselves for the summer World Cup in Russia. Sweden qualified for the global tournament after scripting a stunning 1-0 aggregate win over Italy in the playoffs and there has since been talk of Ibrahimovic linking up with the squad.
However, in an interview with TYC Sport, Anderson is clear that Ibrahimovic has retired from the national side and has no plans of including him for the upcoming tournament. He said: “Ibrahimovic said no to the national team. He was not going to be in the team after the European Championship, and I respected him. If you rejected the team, I do not think you should come back. I respect what he said and those who said ‘yes.'[Ibrahimovic] has not called me, but he’s definitely not included in the plans for the World Cup.” Continue reading “Sweden Coach Dismisses Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Possible Comeback”