Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come out of international retirement to play for Sweden in their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Ibrahimovic, 39 has not played for his country since announcing his retirement from international football back in 2016, but has been included in Janne Andersson’s latest squad
The AC Milan forward will join up with Sweden later this month as they begin their road to Qatar 2022.
In typical chest-beating fashion, Ibra confirmed his decision to come out of retirement via social media, positing a picture of himself playing for Sweden on Twitter with the caption: “The return of the God.”
The return of the God @svenskfotboll pic.twitter.com/hQThIdWRY0
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) March 16, 2021
Asked what Ibrahimovic will bring to the team after announcing his final squad on Tuesday, Andersson told reporters: “First and foremost, he is a very good football player, the best we have had in Sweden.
“It is of course very funny 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.”
Ibrahimovic made his debut for Sweden in 2001, and went on to earn 116, scoring 62 goals.
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