Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Misery Continues As Swedish Fans Turn Their Back On All-Time Record Goalscorer

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It has not been a good two weeks for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Just a week after being abandoned by his club, Manchester United, Swedish fans have turned their back on the veteran striker too.

Ibrahimovic is his country’s all-time leading goalscorer with 62 goals in 116 international appearances and has won the prestigious Guldbollen award for the Swedish footballer of the year a record 11 times.

The 35-year-old captained his team from 2010 until Euro 2016, when he announced that he would be retiring from international football. 

However, the forward stoked up talk of an impending return to national team duty when he posted a cryptic video on Instagram showing himself wearing football boots with the Swedish flag emblazoned upon them. 65% of the 100,000 people to respond to the poll said they would not be in favour of seeing Ibrahimovic return to the national team.

Sweden were underwhelming at Euro 2016 even with Ibrahimovic’s help, drawing with the Republic of Ireland before suffering successive 1-0 losses to Italy and Belgium. But without their all-time leading goalscorer they have performed well in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and currently lead Group A, ahead of both France and the Netherlands. 

 

 

 

 

 

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