Zlatan Ibrahimovic Considering Sweden National Team Return for 2018 World Cup


His contract his soon up at United with clubs in the U.S., China and elsewhere all interested and if Sweden need him, he should go to the World Cup and come on late in games to deliver goals, like he always has done.

The Manchester United striker retired from worldwide football in 2016 after Euro 2016, finishing with 62 goals in 116 games for his country.

Swedish soccer federation secretary general Hakan Sjostrand told the Aftonbladet newspaper that Ibrahimovic's possible return would be a matter between the player and coach Janne Andersson.

"So, if we proceed in the Champions League after Sevilla, I think he will be ready for a hypothetical quarter-final, a hypothetical FA Cup semi-final, for the last couple of months of our Premier League fight". I want to feel that I can perform and give back.

Ibrahimovic was asked this week about the prospect of heading to Los Angeles, with Galaxy said to be leading the chase for his signature. "When I can do what I want to, I'll have other thoughts". You see his body, you see how he came back from a big injury, we saw him on the pitch and he looks very sharp.

"If I want, I do it".

"I think he won the right of choosing his life, his future, such an incredible player with such an awesome career that only that bad injury in the wrong moment broke a fantastic couple of seasons that he could and should have had with us". But one thing at a time. They have done a good job.

The Scandinavians kick off their World Cup campaign against South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18, before further Group F games against holders Germany and Mexico.

"What I wanted to say was that this was the demonstration that our collective acted like this during the whole length of the play-offs".

"And then the national team will be just a outcome of his work at the club, but I can't confirm at all that both national teams have contacted him because I don't know".