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Zlatan eager for Euro 2016 swansong

2015-11-11 09:09
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images)

London - For Zlatan Ibrahimovic to probably make his international swansong at Euro 2016, he must continue his ferocious form in front of goal for Sweden in its playoff against Denmark.

Ibrahimovic was the fourth highest scorer in qualifying with eight strikes, but a third-place finish in Group G behind Russia and Austria means Sweden's only route to the championship is to defeat Denmark over two legs, starting on Saturday.

At the age of 34, he's not expected to play internationally beyond Euro 2016 in France. He missed the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after Sweden lost its playoff against Portugal.

If Ibrahimovic can pull it off, he will end the tenure of Denmark coach Morten Olsen, who has said he will step down when his team's campaign for Euro 2016 ends.

In the other playoffs, Ireland meets Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary takes on Norway, and Ukraine welcomes Slovenia.

Read more on:    sweden  |  euro 2016  |  zlatan ibrahimovic  |  soccer
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