Zlatan rules out playing in World Cup, says Swedish FA

Zlatan rules out playing in World Cup, says Swedish FA

Zlatan rules out playing in World Cup, says Swedish FA

Ibrahimovic suggested he would come out of global retirement to represent Italy's playoff opponents in Russian Federation, but Sweden CT Janne Andersson made it clear there was no going back for the former Juventus, Milan and Inter striker, following on from his No 2 goalkeeper. He told me he hasn't changed his mind regarding playing for the national team - it's still a no.

Ibrahimovic made a decision to retire from worldwide football following Sweden's failure to get out of the group stage at Euro 2016.

Ibrahimovic, 36, has returned to full fitness since leaving Manchester United for MLS side LA Galaxy last month and has scored three goals in his first four appearances.

"I spoke to Zlatan on Tuesday".

"What I wanted to say was that this was the demonstration that our collective acted like this during the whole length of the play-offs".

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Sweden open their World Cup Group F campaign against South Korea on June 18 before going on to meet Germany and Mexico.

Sweden's current team may have a role in that.

However, Andersson revealed that Ibrahimovic had not spoken to him about his desire to go to the World Cup.

The LA Galaxy striker has been informed he won't be considered by Sweden.

But in a statement published on the Swedish men's football team's official Instagram page yesterday, national selectors said: "A final message: Zlatan will not play at the World Cup".

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