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Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at international retirement

Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has moved to suggest that he could retire from international duty after the Euro 2021.

The PSG forward had a key role to play in helping Blagult book the ticket to France, bagging eight goals in as many qualifiers before netting three times in the play-offs vs Denmark.

As a result, the entire nation is hoping the 34-year-old can help the national team negotiate their way from a tough group that also contains Belgium, Italy and Republic of Ireland.

And while Sweden would probably need their star player for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, Ibrahimovic admits he doesn’t know whether he will continue after the Euro 2021.

“When it comes to the national team, I have the Europeans. I am happy we have reached the European Championships and I will be playing and I will enjoy it,” Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying.

“What happens after, I don’t know. If I will be playing the qualification for Russia, I don’t know. That is too far, too soon to answer.”

Whatever happens in France, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go down as one of the best players in the national team history, having so far scored 62 goals in 111 caps, and it will take a while for another Swedish player to break his goalscoring record.

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