Sweden’s record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the Swedish national team after five years announcing his retirement.
The 39-year-old scored 62 goals in 116 internationals prior to quitting after the team’s Euro 2016 group-stage exit.
Ibrahimovic has 14 goals in 14 Serie An appearances for AC Milan this season.
Meanwhile, the player has also reacted to his call-up into the team with a tweet:
“The Return Of the God.”
Speaking in an interview, the manager of the Swedish team said he knows Ibrahimovic is an excellent footballer, and that, he is the best they have had in the team. It’s clearly awesome that he needs to return, particularly with his experience.
The 6ft 5in striker made his international debut as a 19-year-old against the Faroe Islands and scored in his first competitive match – a qualifier for the 2002 World Cup against Azerbaijan.
He was appointed captain for Euro 2012 qualifying and scored one of the best goals of the finals with a volley in a 2-0 win over France, although Sweden were eliminated at the group stage.
The former Barcelona, Paris St-German, Manchester United and LA Galaxy striker rejoined AC Milan on a six-month deal – for another season – in January 2020.
Ibrahimovic scored 29 goals in 53 games for United, who agreed to an early termination of his contact, before he joined MLS side Galaxy in 2018.