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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I made Sweden 'my country'
It's farewell from Zlatan in a Sweden shirt. Photo: Claude Paris/AP/TT

Sweden's record goalscorer looked back emotionally on his time with the national team after making his final international appearance in a 1-0 defeat to Belgium.

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Belgium put Swedes on plane back home
It's the end of the road for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose international career finished in defeat. Photo: Ariel Schalit/AP/TT

"Bye Bye Ibrahimovic," the Belgian fans sang in a match that turned out to be Zlatan's swansong.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces international retirement
Sweden will have a tough time replacing their record goalscorer. Photo: Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Sweden's record goalscorer will retire from international duty at Euro 2016, and will not go to the Olympics.

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Swedes need win against world's second best team
Romelu Lukaku scored twice against Ireland on Saturday. Photo: TT

Sweden have not yet had a shot on target, and the Belgians are pretty good at football.

'If we'd been fighting for real, he'd be in hospital'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a tussle with Giorgio Chiellini on Friday. Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic laughed off his scraps with Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during Friday’s match in typical edgy style.

Italy 1-0 Sweden: Late goal put Italy in last 16
Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

Sweden now need to beat Belgium on Wednesday for any hope of reaching the knockouts...

Can Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescue Sweden’s Euro 2016?
Ibrahimovic wasn't at his best in Sweden's opener against Ireland. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

The Swedes will need a special performance from their star forward against Italy to rescue their faltering Euro 2016 campaign.

Sweden pick Zlatan to go to Olympics
Zlatan Ibrahimovic training with Sweden at Euro 2016. Photo: Francois Mori/TT/AP

The forward could make Rio 2016 his final appearance at an international tournament, after he was named in the initial 35-man Sweden squad.

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Ireland 1-1 Sweden: Swedish blushes spared by own goal
Sweden took a fortunate point from their Group E opener at Euro 2016. Photo: Francois Mori/TT

The Swedes failed to register a single shot on target but rescued a point thanks to an Irish own goal.

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Will 'overrated' Zlatan haunt Ireland in Paris?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic trains with the Swedish team in Saint-Nazaire. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Martin O'Neill no longer thinks Ibrahimovic is overrated.

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The Swedish love and hate affair with English football
Swedish players celebrate a goal in the 3-2 defeat to England in Kiev in 2012. Photo: TT

England is the team most Swedes want to beat. But England is most Swedes' second team.

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Sweden fans: We want frozen cod and meatballs in France
When in France, eat Swedish meatballs. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Thousands of Swedes say "non merci" to France's famous cuisine in favour of meatballs and Swedish chocolate, after a football fan camp decided to import two trucks' worth of the goods for Euro 2016.

Ljungberg: Sweden is more than just Zlatan
Freddie Ljungberg and Zlatan Ibrahimovic training together in 2003. Photo: Roger Lundsten / TT

Freddie Ljungberg and Zlatan Ibrahimovic aren't the best of friends, so what did the Sweden legend have to say about his compatriot ahead of Euro 2016?

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Sarcastic Swedes mock foreigners' language guide
Marcus Berry, according to Uefa. Photo: Erik Nylander/TT & Jurek Holzer/SvD/TT

Swedes are amused and confused in equal measures by Uefa's attempt to help international viewers pronounce Swedish names at Euro 2016.

Humble Zlatan? 'I'm a man of the people'
A man of the people? Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Then he said he should win the Nobel Prize.

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