Captain of Sweden, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he will retire from international duty after Sweden’s last game at the Euros. The decision means that he will not be available for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The 34-year old has had very little impact in the competition so far, failing to score, as his side struggled in their first two games against the Republic of Ireland and Italy. Their final Group E game will be against Belgium on Wednesday and it will be Zlatan’s final game for Sweden should they fail to qualify.
“The last game for Sweden at the Euros will be my last game for Sweden. I hope it is not tomorrow,” Ibrahimovic said on Tuesday. “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,” he said.
“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.”
Sweden are in the same group as Nigeria for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, along with Japan and Colombia.