Sweden omit Zlatan Ibrahimovic from World Cup squad

Sweden omit Zlatan Ibrahimovic from World Cup squad

- Ex Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not appear at the 2018 World Cup

- The 36-year-old striker has been omitted from Sweden's 23-man final squad

- His World Cup career is now finally over as he will be 40 years in the next edition

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's World Cup career is finally over as the former Manchester United star has been left out of Sweden's 2018 World Cup squad.

The 36-year-old had hinted he might come out of international retirement for him to play at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but his hopes have been defeated.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is commonly rated as the greatest ever Swedish footballer but quit the national team after their dire showing at Euro 2016.

Many had hoped Ibrahimovic would return especially given his impact and fitness in Major League Soccer since leaving Old Trafford two months ago.

He has been impressive since he joined LA Galaxy in America and he even scored on his debut for the club.

Sweden squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen (Copenhagen), Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea).

Defenders: Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnador), Martin Olsson (Swansea), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Filip Helander, Emil Krafth (both Bologna), Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson (Hull), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa), Viktor Claesson (Krasnador), Marcus Rohden (Crotone), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse).

Forwards: Marcus Berg (Al Ain), John Guidetti (Alaves), Ola Toivonen (Toulouse), Isaac Kiese Thelin (Waasland-Beveren).

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic hinted that his chances of playing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship this summer is high.

The former Manchester United superstar announced his retirement after Sweden crashed out of the 2016 UEFA European Champions at the group stage in France.

However, the 36 said on his social media handle that he will come out of retirement to gatecrash his country’s World Cup squad.

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Source: Naija.ng

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