Even though it’s been days that is speculated with the return of Zlatan
Ibrahimovic to swedish national team
, This Tuesday has become official. The striker has come out of international retirement at the age of 39 and is ready to play for Sweden for the first time since the 2016 European Championship. “The return of God”, he wrote on his twitter account.
The forward of the Milan was included on Tuesday in the international call for the World Cup qualifying matches against Georgia, on March 25, and Kosovo three days later, as well as in a friendly against Estonia March 31st.
Ibrahimovic scored a national record of 62 goals in 112 games until he said goodbye. Without its star, Sweden reached the 2018 Russia World Cup quarter-finals, its best performance in the competition since 1994. It is now on the line to play in the Eurocup scheduled for June and July this year. Sweden is in the same group as Spain, Poland and Slovakia.
Ibrahimovic has been prolific in his spells at Manchester United, Los Angeles Galaxy and Milan since retiring from the international after Euro 2016. He has 16 goals in 21 appearances for Pioli’s side this season, although he has missed the last few. four team games for a thigh injury. If he plays next week, he will become the oldest player in the history of the Swedish national team.