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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Will Retire From International Soccer

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Will Retire From International Soccer

Nice, France – Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his retirement from international soccer after his participation in the EURO 2016.

Additionally, Ibrahimovic said that he will not compete in this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio.

The 34-year-old has scored 62 goals in 115 appearances for his country. However, he has struggled to help his country at international competitions. His last appearances for them could well be against Belgium in Nice on Wednesday, although he hopes that will not be the case.

“The last game for Sweden at the Euros will be the last game for Sweden. I hope it is not tomorrow,” Ibrahimovic said. “I will not play at the Olympics so I hope we go as far as possible here. Either way, I will not end disappointed. I am very proud to be captain of Sweden.

“I want to thank all the supporters who have helped me achieve what I have done. Wherever I go I will always bring the Swedish flag with me and be proud of it. I will never be disappointed. Thank you everyone.”

Traditionally, Sweden are rivals with neighbors Denmark, Norway and Finland. However, through the years a rivalry with England has also developed.

The veteran striker will focus on where he will play his last years as a professional. Reports indicate he will join Jose Mourinho in Manchester and will make his last run at the “The Theater of Dreams”.