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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will play for Sweden in World Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he will reverse his international retirement and play for Sweden in this summer’s World Cup.

The 36-year-old is currently playing for LA Galaxy after a switch from Manchester United.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will play for Sweden in World Cup

He played 116 times for his national side – scoring 62 goals – before he called it a day in 2016.

But now he wrote on Twitter: “The chance of me playing in the World Cup is skyhoga #FifaWorldCup2018.”

Swedish word “Skyhoga” translates as “sky high”.

However Ibrahimovic could not recreate his winning performance from the bench as LA Galaxy lost 2-0 to Sporting Kansas City.

The Swede, who scored twice in 20 minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 4-3 win over Los Angeles FC, came off the bench after Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell had found the net in five second-half minutes.

ussell, whose previous club include Dundee United and Derby, used a deft touch to knock the ball past Ashley Cole and Daniel Steres before slotting home after 61 minutes.

This saw the introduction of Ibrahimovic who failed to make an impact despite having five shots as Kansas City won their fourth game of the season.

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