UEFA Euro 2020: Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out with knee injury
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a legendary Swedish footballer who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A. He returned to international football earlier this year, having retired five years ago in 2016 and did feature for Sweden in the UEFA Euro qualifiers.
Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suffered a setback just a couple of months after his return to international football. He has been ruled out of the upcoming UEFA Euro this year after suffering a knee injury.
In March, he had announced his plans of returning to international football, as he was eyeing the Euros, besides taking part in the qualifiers of the same. However, last weekend, during Milan’s 3-0 win against Juventus, Ibrahimovic injured his knee.
Although Milan has suggested that the injury is not severe enough to require surgery, it would still take him around six weeks to heal completely and return to training. With the tournament getting underway in less than a month, there is no way Ibrahimovic could feature in it.
“Of course, it feels sad, especially for Zlatan, but also for us. I hope he is back on the field again as soon as possible,” said Swedish head coach Janne Andersson.
Ibrahimovic played a couple of games during the qualifiers, while he has a good record for his national side, scoring 62 goals in 118 appearances. Meanwhile, the side is scheduled to get its Euro Group E campaign underway on June 14 against Spain, followed by Slovakia and Poland.
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