Soccer-Zlatan out of Euros, says Sweden boss Andersson


FILE PHOTO: Serie A - Juventus v AC Milan - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - May 9, 2021 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action with Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Giorgio Chiellini REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of Sweden's plans for the Euro 2020 tournament due to a knee injury sustained while playing for AC Milan against Juventus, Sweden boss Janne Andersson has said.

Ibrahimovic came out of international retirement in March after an absence of almost five years from the national team, and was due to be named as part of the Sweden squad on Tuesday.

"Today I have spoken to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has unfortunately communicated that his injury will prevent him from taking part in the Euros this summer," Andersson said in a statement.

"It is of course very sad, mostly for Zlatan but also for us. I hope to see him back on the pitch again as soon as possible," he added.

(Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Football

Soccer-Maguire 'will be involved' against Scotland, says Southgate
Soccer-De Ligt returns for Dutch, Austria bring in Gregoritsch
Soccer-Scotland's Tierney fit to face England
Soccer-De Bruyne leads Belgium to 2-1 comeback win over Denmark
Soccer-Dalic hints at sweeping changes after England defeat
Soccer-Ukraine's Yarmolenko joins bottle bad boys at European Championship
Soccer-Spain won't change tack against Poland, aim to be more clinical
Soccer-Denmark and Belgium pause Euro clash to honour Eriksen
Soccer-Ukraine affected by nerves in win over North Macedonia - Shevchenko
Soccer-French fantasy attack seeks lift off against Hungary

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers