Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly set to come out of international retirement to play for Sweden.
The 39-year-old AC Milan striker hasn’t represented his country since Euro 2016, his last appearance coming in a 1-0 defeat against Belgium in the group stages.
According to FotbollDirekt Ibrahimovic is poised to make a sensational comeback, and the maverick striker is set to be called up to Janne Andersson’s squad on March 16.
Ibrahimovic previously expressed his interest in playing for his country at the 2018 World Cup, but later said he wasn’t considering returning to his national team.
Zlatan could feature in World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo, as well as the friendly against Estonia at the end of March.
Speculation regarding his international future started after the 39-year-old met with the Sweden manager, Janne Andersson
‘When Zlatan opened up for games in the national team, it felt natural and important to meet and discuss this as soon as possible,’ Andersson said when asked about their chat.
‘I am glad that we managed to get a meeting so quickly.’
Ibrahimovic is Sweden’s all-time leading scorer after netting 62 times in 112 appearances. Six of those goals were scored in European Championships, he has never scored in the World Cup.