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Victim of a sprained left knee a week ago with AC Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was forced to forfeit the Euro, which will take place from June 11 to July 11, with Sweden, announced on Saturday , the Swedish federation.
The Swedish star withdraws. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who suffered a sprained left knee a week ago with AC Milan, was forced to forfeit the‘Euro (June 11-July 11) with Sweden, the Swedish federation announced on Saturday May 15.
“I spoke with Zlatan Ibrahimovic who unfortunately told me his injury prevented him from competing in the Euro this summer, “Sweden coach Janne Andersson said in a statement. The 39-year-old star, returned to the selection in March almost five years after his international farewell, will have to follow care for six weeks, said his club. “Of course, it’s sad, above all for Zlatan but also for us,” continued the coach.
Conservative treatment until June 26.
The Scandinavian team relied on its striker with 118 caps and 62 goals to achieve a good competition. Sweden face Spain on June 14, Slovakia on June 18 and Poland on June 23 in the group stage.
After a successful season with AC Milan (15 goals in 19 league games), despite a more erased second part of the season, he suffered a sprained left knee a week ago during the match against Juventus (3-0).
The club, with whom he has just extended his contract until 2022, has long communicated little about his unavailability, before announcing, on Saturday, the visit to Milan of a specialist. The latter prescribed him “a six-week conservatory treatment”, that is to say until June 26.
Like Zlatan, other stars have withdrawn from the Euro due to injuries, including Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk and Spain striker Ansu Fati. The Italian midfielder of PSG Marco Verratti is uncertain for the start of the competition due to an injury to a ligament in the right knee.