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Confusion over Zlatan’s ‘arrival’ at Greek football club

PAOK fans in Greece got a shock when their club's official website announced the signing of Inter Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Italian news agency Ansa said Tuesday.

Confusion over Zlatan's 'arrival' at Greek football club

The Swede is one of the top players in Serie A and thought to be in the running for this year’s world player of the year award.

There was a hint to the error made with the announcement that Ibra had been signed from Atalanta.

In fact, PAOK had actually signed Atalanta’s Bosnian forward Zlatan Muslimovic with his Italian club ironically playing in the same black and blue shirts as Inter.

The mistake was later corrected but no-one seemed to have told the fans, who came out in their hoards to welcome the new arrival at the airport, as if he was indeed Ibrahimovic.

The mistake is an easy one to make as like Ibra, who is of Bosnian heritage, Muslimovic holds a Swedish passport and plays up front.

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Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
   
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
   
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
   
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
   
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
   
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.
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