Zlatan overcomes injury scare

Paris Saint-Germain will be delighted with the news Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in line to play against Austria after the striker was subbed at half-time on Saturday.

The forward experienced an injury scare during Sweden's 1-0 defeat to Russia over the weekend when he asked to be removed at half-time after experiencing pain in his leg.

"I don't know what happened to me at the end of the first half," the Sweden captain said. "I had a sharp pain in my leg, and I asked to be substituted."

Ibrahimovic had a heel injury that ruined the start of his season in 2014/15 and similar fears were raised on Saturday, but those concerns were quickly allayed by the nation's head coach Erik Hamren.

"I had to replace Zlatan at the break because he had a pain in his leg. But fortunately, he'll be able to play against Austria on Tuesday," he explained.

Sweden host Austria in a crucial encounter in Group G of the European Championship qualifying as the Swedes will have an opportunity to dig into their opponents seven point lead at the top of the group.

The hosts will be as happy as PSG at the news that their talisman will be able to take part in the fixture.

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