The Sweden football national team is expecting “the return of the God” in the country’s senior team ahead of the FIFA international break. The country’s football icon, Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Twitter to describe his recall to the national team as the return of the “God”.
The 39-year-old AC Milan striker is expected to play for Sweden against Georgia in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on March 25, he is also expected to play against Kosovo on March 28. He would end his March international break with Sweden against Estonia on March 31.
Recall that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been out of the Swedish national team since 2016. When he retired from national team football then, he concentrated on club football and continued to change clubs across the world.
Before he first left the international football scene, the Swedish international scored 62 goals in 116 appearances for his country. He has not won any major title for Sweden.
However, the form of the 39-year-old striker at AC Milan has tempted Sweden national team to recall him to the national team. Since he returned to AC Milan on January 2, 2020, from LA Galaxy on a free transfer, he has proven that age is just a number.
So far this season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 14 Italian Serie A goals and provided an assist in 14 league games. He has played a total of 21 games, scoring 16 goals and providing 2 assists in all competitions this season.
When it was announced that the 39-year-old has been recalled to the national team, he decided to remind the world that he is the most decorated player from Sweden.
He is the most known and traveled player from the country. He has played at Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Ajax, La Galaxy, and a host of other clubs across Europe.
Besides playing for numerous clubs across Europe, the Swedish football star has won numerous major club titles some of which are: four Serie A titles, four French league titles, one Europa League title, one Spanish La Liga, and a host of others.
On an individual level, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been nominated for the Ballon d’Or 11 times and he came close to winning it in 2013 when he came 4th on the list of the finalists. He has also made it into the UEFA team of the year four times.
He is among the few players in the history of football that have played in some of the major leagues in the world which include: the Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, Premier League, French Ligue 1, and the Major League Soccer.