Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for shock Sweden return at the World Cup

Ruben Hill
April 16, 2018

Ibrahimovic, 36, retired from worldwide football following Sweden's failure to get out of the group stage at UEFA Euro 2016, but he recently said that Andersson's staff had been in touch with him regarding his availability for the World Cup.

Rumours of an global return, however, have been growing, and on Sunday Ibrahimovic suggested that he may well make an appearance in Russian Federation.

Skyhöga translates to "sky high" in English, leaving many to believe the 36-year-old, who retired from the Swedish national team after being knocked out of the Euro 2016 competition, would make a shocking return to global football.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic offers his biggest hint yet that he will play for Sweden in this summer's World Cup finals, two years after retiring from global football.

It was a disappointing conclusion to a record-breaking worldwide career - he is Sweden's all-time top goalscorer with 62 goals and 116 caps - and Ibrahimovic seems set on returning for a final flourish. Ibrahimovic said. "I mean, we come with the sun, they come with the wind, but the sun was the stronger today, so we're happy".

Sweden will face South Korea, Germany and Mexico in their World Cup group, with the MLS taking a nine-day break during the competition.

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