AC Milan and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been ruled out of this year’s summer European Championship because of a knee injury. The 39-year-old was recalled to the Sweden squad two months back from retirement following his impressive form in club football.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Rules Himself out of Euros
A post on Sweden’s official Twitter account said Ibrahimovic had told coach Janne Andersson he could not play at Euro 2020 because of his injury. The former Juventus and Manchester United star player suffered the problem playing for AC Milan in their 3-0 win at Juventus on 9th of May.
Ibrahimovic, who has so far scored 62 goals for Sweden and is his country’s record goalscorer. He was substituted after 66 minutes during the 3-0 victory over Juventus.
He marked his return to international football after a five-year absence with an assist when Sweden beat Georgia in a World Cup 2022 qualifier in March. The Euros will take place between 11 June and 11 July, having been delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.