Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been called up for Sweden’s World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain in spite of speculations that he is seeking a new AC Milan deal. The 40-year-old Ibrahimovic has no plan to retire just yet and the striker admitted over the weekend that Milan may not be his final football club
According to the Corriere dello Sport, that is because Ibra has set his sights on competing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Swedish footballer will require a contract extension with Milan until June 2023 to be fit for the competition in November and December 2022.
Due to a knee injury, Ibrahimovic missed UEFA EURO 2020, but he is back in the lineup for Sweden’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain on November 11 and 14, respectively. Before his recall in March, he had been out of the running for five years.
Confirmed Sweden squad: Dahlberg (Doncaster), Nordfeldt (AIK), Olsen (Sheffield United); Krafth (Newcastle), Lindelof (Manchester United), Holmen (Caykur Rizespor), Olsson (Malmo), Augustinsson (Sevilla), Sundgren (Aris), Nilsson (Arminia Bielefeld), Milosevicn (AIK); Claesson (Krasnodar), Ekdal (Sampdoria), Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Eriksson (Djurgardens), Sema (Watford), Karlsson (AZ), Cajuste (Midtjylland), Svanberg (Bologna), Olsson (Anderlecht), Lewicki (Malmo); Isak (Real Sociedad), Ibrahimovic (Milan), Kulusevski (Juventus), Quaison (Al-Ettifaq), Gyokeres (Coventry)