Sweden exit spells the end for Ibrahimovic

Sweden’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Belgium and exit from Euro 2016 on Wednesday marked the end of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career.

The 34-year old had announced a day earlier that Sweden’s last game in France would also be his international swansong.

It marks a disappointing end to the tournament for Ibrahimovic, who scored 11 goals in qualifying but failed to add to his six goals at previous European Championship finals, but registered just one shot at goal in Sweden’s three games.

“It’s disappointing, but at the same time I enjoyed it,” Ibrahimovic said. “We got the possibility to play at the Euros, and represent Sweden. I have many fantastic memories from the national team.”

The defeat brings down the curtain on a sparkling international career that saw him net 62 goals in 116 games.

Paying tribute to him, Swedish coach Erik Hamren said, “In a small country like Sweden you will not find another player like him. He’s really, really unique.”

Ibrahimovic left PSG at the end of the season and has the former Barcelona, Inter and Milan star has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

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