Ibra: Finals a turn-off now

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed the World Cup will not be worth watching without him after his side lost to Portugal in Tuesday night’s play-off.

Ibrahimovic scored twice but his performance was topped by a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo in the much anticipated battle between the star forwards, Portugal winning 3-2 win on the night, 4-2 on aggregate.

At 32, it seems Ibrahimovic’s last chance to again play on the world stage has now passed.

“It was probably the last attempt to reach the World Cup with the national team for me,” he said on his app, Zlatan Unplugged.

“One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch so it is not worthwhile to wait for the World Cup.”


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