Coronavirus Outbreak: Zlatan Ibrahimovic trains with Swedish club Hammarby despite coughing fit
With Italy in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ibrahimovic returned to Stockholm, where authorities are taking a somewhat more lax approach
Stockholm: AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic trained with Swedish club Hammarby as the global football shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a brief bout of coughing didn’t appear to trouble him as he practised his shooting.
Former Sweden forward Ibrahimovic, who is his country’s record goal-scorer and owns a stake in the top-flight Stockholm club, took a full part in the training session that had a mixture of bright sunshine and brief showers of snow and hail.
Plenty of businesses have been allowed to remain open and gatherings of up to 50 people are still allowed, with many of the country’s elite football clubs back in training.
As the Easter Monday session drew to a close, the 38-year-old had a brief bout of coughing as he prepared to take part in a final shooting exercise, but he recovered quickly and began smashing powerful shots and volleys into the top corner.
The travel restriction, imposed by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), will be applicable from 1 August on unvaccinated people of over 18 years of age
The 22-year-old, who saved two penalties in the Euro final and was named player of the tournament, heads to France on a free transfer from AC Milan.
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