Zlatan Ibrahimovic to end his Sweden career
Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made a huge announcement on Tuesday.
The day before Sweden’s final Euro 2016 group game against Belgium, Ibra has announced he’s hanging up his international boots after this summer’s tournament. He said:
The last match for Sweden in the European Championships will be the last for me.
Zlatan has scored 62 goals for Sweden during his career.
Sweden picked Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Olympics
Last week Sweden announced their squad for this summer’s Olympics in Brazil, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was been included.
Olympic rules state teams can name three players exempt from the under-23 rule that applies to the tournament, with each nation set to name a trio of senior players to boost their young squads.
It’s now clear that Ibra will not be travelling to Brazil after the Euros.
That could be good news for Manchester United, who are still expected to sign Zlatan after Euro 2016.
Had Ibra played in the Olympics, Man United fans would have likely had to wait a while to see the striker in action.
The new Premier League campaign is due to get underway on 13 August while the Olympics don’t finish until 20 August.
Now that Zlatan has announced his international retirement, the Olympics are no longer a problem.