Could Zlatan come out of retirement for 2018 World Cup?

14 November, 2017, 19:26 | Author: Leticia Walters
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Italy totally dominated Monday's match but Sweden earned a return to the World Cup for the first time since 2006 thanks to Jakob Johansson's strike in the bruising first leg in Stockholm.

Buffon, who was in the Italy squad for the 1998 World Cup, emotionally announced his retirement from worldwide football after the game.

Among the most heroic was Andreas Granqvist, Ibrahimovic's successor as captain, who was a colossal figure in central defence.

"I haven't resigned because I haven't yet spoken to the (FIGC) president (Carlo Tavecchio)", he told reporters after Italy were held goalless by Sweden and lost their European play-off 0-1 on aggregate to miss next year's Finals in Russian Federation.

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There was, however, a price to pay for the Sweden skipper, who was forced to honour a promise to his team-mates.

He said: 'There's an infinite number of things to evaluate, we'll speak with the Federation, we'll evaluate the situation'. "I thought they'd forgotten it, but John [Guidetti] and "Vigge" [Victor] Lindelof shaved it off straight away!"

The four-time world champions were knocked out of contention after drawing 0-0 in a qualifying match against Sweden.

Speaking after the game, Barzagli, 36, said it was painful, adding: "I don't know what we missed".

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"Considering that he has made a decision to leave global football, he is a great champion, but we had to adapt and found another style".

"This is incredible! [Ibrahimovic] stopped playing with Sweden one-and-a-half years ago and we are still here talking about him", Andersson said.

The defeat heralds the end of the worldwide career of goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, the most capped player in Italian history with 175 appearances for his country.

"When Ibrahimovic was here with us we played a different style of football".

"Hopefully this year we can play better and win with the national team and Juventus".

"I thank the lads who were us and, although it wasn't enough, I hope that we gave them something. He has chose to leave worldwide football, and he is a great champion, but we had to adapt and we found another style".

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