Ibrahimovic international retirement ends after 5 years

The five-year international retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has abruptly ended as he will be playing for Sweden again this month.

Ibrahimovic, the 39-year-old Swedish star who is his country’s record goal scorer, has been named in his latest squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo.

Just before retiring after their group stage exit at Euro 2016, Ibrahimovic netted 62 times in 116 matches for Sweden.

The AC Milan striker had offered hints of coming out of retirement recently, as a meeting with coach Janne Andersson suggested he was willing to return.

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Andersson said: “When Zlatan opened up for games in the national team, it felt natural and important to meet and discuss this as soon as possible.

“I am glad that we managed to get a meeting so quickly.”

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