Sweden coach provides update on Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of Euro 2020


AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been hoping to make his international comeback at the European Championships (Picture: Getty)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hopes of making his international comeback at this summer’s European Championships have been dashed, according to Sweden coach Janne Andersson.

The veteran striker has been rolling back the years in Serie A this season with Milan, scoring 17 goals in 29 appearances before he suffered a knee injury during last week’s 3-0 win over Juventus.

There had been fears that the 39-year-old would have to undergo surgery and although he has avoided that fate, Ibrahimovic will not have recovered in time to feature for his country this summer.

‘I spoke to Zlatan Ibrahimovic today, who unfortunately told me his injury will prevent his participation in the European Championship this summer,’ said Andersson.

‘Of course it is sad, especially for Zlatan, but for us too. I hope that he is back on the pitch again as soon as possible.’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a knee injury against Juventus last week (Picture: Getty)

‘Today, Zlatan has informed Janne Andersson that his injury will stop him from participating in the European Championships this summer,’ the Swedish federation, meanwhile, said in a tweet.

‘Get excited Zlatan, we hope to see you on the football field again soon!’

Ibrahimovic came out of international retirement in March, five years after his last match for his country.


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