Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan striker, will return to worldwide soccer on the age of 39, Swedish media reported on Saturday.
Sweden, coached by Janne Andersson, certified for the Euros and launched their marketing campaign in opposition to Spain in Bilbao on 14 June.
The return has been underneath dialogue for a number of months, based on reviews, however has not been confirmed by the Swedish soccer federation (SvFF).
“It’s sure that the Milanese star will take over Janne Andersson’s staff for the World Cup qualifiers,” the location Footbolldirekt mentioned in a report that was picked up by the Swedish nationwide press.
The striker, who has 116 caps and 62 targets, has not worn the Swedish jersey since Euro 2016, the place he was captain however has been unable to attain since Sweden completed the underside of his group.
Final fall, he mentioned he “failed” to put on the yellow jersey. The SvFF mentioned the participant had a “good and fruitful” assembly with Andersson.
“The dialogue with Zlatan continues,” SvFF spokesman Jakob Kakembo Andersson instructed AFP on Saturday, including that the gamers chosen for the following matches, a pair of World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Georgia and Kosovo and a pleasant in opposition to Estonia shall be introduced on 16 March.
Ibrahimovic has scored 14 targets in 14 Serie A video games for AC Milan this season.
Ibrahimovic has expressed an curiosity in taking part in on the 2018 World Cup, however Andersson has chosen to not point out the star. Sweden reached the quarter-finals.
The staff certified with out him for Euro-2020, postponed to June and July 2021 attributable to Covid-19. They face Spain, Poland and Slovakia of their group within the first spherical.