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Official: Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes his Sweden comeback

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The AC Milan striker has won a recall to the Sweden national team ahead of this month’s World Cup qualifiers.

Sweden manager Janne Andersson has recalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the first time since Euro 2016 after the pair met in Milan.

Andersson, who took over the national team after Zlatan’s international retirement in 2016, wanted the former Sweden captain back and reportedly flew to Milan to have a private discussion over a potential return.

Both sides have been tight-lipped on the prospect ever since Zlatan opened the door for a recall during an interview in late November 2020.

But it’s official now. Andersson has recalled Sweden’s record goalscorer for the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia on March 25 and Kosovo on March 28, along with a friendly against Estonia three days later.

If Zlatan, who will celebrate his 40th birthday in October, plays in any of those games, he’ll become the oldest player in the national team’s history.

The AC Milan striker may even feature in the summer’s European championship. Given he has scored 14 goals in as many Serie A games this season, Sweden would welcome the prospect. Especially as Spain, Poland, and Slovakia await in Group E.