The Swedish professional footballer and Serie A club AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimović has been reported to return back to his national team after he quitted five years ago.
Ibra who could not feature at the first leg of the last round of 16 clash against Manchester United in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford due to injury is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time and one of the most decorated active footballer in the world even at the late age of his football career at 39 years old.
In May 2016, the Swedish International striker after he was included in the final 23-man squad for Sweden at Euro 2016 announced that he would retire from International football after the last match at the tournament.
Ibrahimović side was defeated by Belgium as the captain by 1-0 which led to their elimination at the group stage of the tournament with seven other teams. Hence, he retire from International football.
Sequel to Sweden’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia, there were various speculations of the possible come back of the International striker which did not work out since he wasn’t invited by their Manager despite he wished.
About some few days ago, the Sweden Manager was seen discussing with Zlatan Ibrahimović in Milan to have included his name in the Sweden squad which invariably confirms his official return.
See tweet below from the official page of Zlatan Ibrahimović :
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) March 16, 2021
Zlatan Ibrahimović is set to face his formal club Manchester United on Thursday for the second leg of the round 16 Europa stage to seal a qualification to the next stage having been at an advantage of an away goal.