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FIFA 2018 World Cup: Zlatan Ibrahimovic thinking of making International comeback for Sweden

Sweden knocked out Italy to book their berth in the last spot of the in the World Cup and the 36-year old is planning of coming out of retirement to play for Sweden.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 02, 2018 20:55 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES A file image of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he may try to return to the Sweden team for the World Cup if he can recover from a knee injury. The 36-year old who has had a quiet season so far in the Premier League, says that he is planning on coming out of his retirement to play for Sweden in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this year.

Sweden knocked out former World Cup winners Italy to book their berth in the last spot of the in the World Cup. Ibrahimovic, who retired from international soccer after the 2016 European Championship, says "the door hasn't been shut."

The 36-year-old Manchester United striker is Sweden's record scorer with 62 goals in 116 games.

"I don't want to come back just because I'm somebody," says Ibrahimovic. The prolific striker has been benched most of the time this season, playing five matches and has only started for one. 

The former PSG star last featured in a match for the Red Devils when they were knocked out from the EFL cup by Bristol City. 

As media reports suggest, this may be the former Sweden star's season at Old Trafford and may head to America to play in the MLS. Following Ibrahimovic will be Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini's who still needs to renew his contract. The defensive midfielder is currently training after suffering a head injury in the early parts of January.

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