Ibrahimovic ruled out of Euro 2020


Ibrahimovic ruled out of Euro 2020
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 32 Second Leg - AC Milan v Crvena Zvezda - San Siro, Milan, Italy - February 25, 2021 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo/File Photo

In Summary

  • Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of this summer's European Championship because of a knee injury.

  • The 39-year-old was recalled to the Sweden squad in March after coming out of international retirement.

  • A post on Sweden's official Twitter account said Ibrahimovic had told coach Janne Andersson he could not play at Euro 2020 because of his injury.

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of this summer’s European Championship because of a knee injury.

The 39-year-old was recalled to the Sweden squad in March after coming out of international retirement.

A post on Sweden’s official Twitter account said Ibrahimovic had told coach Janne Andersson he could not play at Euro 2020 because of his injury.

He suffered the problem playing for AC Milan in a win at Juventus on 9 May.

Ibrahimovic, who has netted 62 times for Sweden and is his country’s record goalscorer, was substituted after 66 minutes during the 3-0 victory over Juve.

He marked his return to international football after a five-year absence with an assist when Sweden beat Georgia in a World Cup 2022 qualifier in March.

The Euros take place between 11 June and 11 July, having been delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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