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Official: Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't return for Sweden at World Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) and Andres Granqvist (right) playing for Sweden in 2016. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Published: 26.Apr.2018 11:10 hrs

Update: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be coming out of international retirement for the 2018 World Cup, the Swedish Football Association confirmed.

The striker's former teammates were growing increasingly tired of his speculation about a return to the Sweden fold at the World Cup, with captain Andreas Granqvist this week calling on the country's record goalscorer to be straight about what he really wants.

He didn't have to wait long. On Thursday afternoon the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) confirmed that the forward will not make himself available for selection.

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