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Ibrahimovic is his country's all-time record scorer with 62 goals in 118 appearances, but has not found the net in international football since 2015.
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Sweden will likely play Ukraine in the last 16 after pipping Spain to first place, with Slovakia exiting alongside Poland following a crushing 5-0 defeat in Seville.
A point in their final game against Poland at the Krestovsky Stadium on Wednesday would be enough to be sure of a top-two finish in the group.
During the four and half years Ibrahimovic was away, Sweden established a new identity and better team ethic. Play no longer went through one individual.
They came out on top at the Friends Arena just outside Stockholm thanks to goals from Emil Forsberg, Marcus Danielson and Marcus Berg.
Ibrahimovic’s initial aim is to play for Sweden at the continent-wide European Championship starting in June but looming further in the distance is the World Cup in Qatar that takes place in November and December 2022 — when he will be 41.
The 39-year-old, who retired from international football after the World Cup in 2016, opened the door for a return after being awarded Sweden's Footballer of the Year award for an astonishing 12th time.
Sweden coach Janne Andersson said, "They're strong and well-organised. I'd like to pay tribute to both the team and the coach."
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Sweden coach Janne Andersson is a stalwart of Swedish football who has made his way up from washing kits to coaching the national team, and in a Swedish side without the polarising presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he has found balance.
Janne Andersson admitted that his men, who face a do-or-die clash with Mexico on Wednesday, had suffered "turbulent" times following the dramatic 2-1 defeat to the world champions.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson slams Germany for 'rubbing it in our faces' after defeat
"Some of Germany's leaders celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing it into our faces. That got me angry," said Sweden's Andersson.
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South Korea's coach Shin Tae-yong said Sunday he deliberately made his team wear different numbered shirts in recent friendlies to confuse World Cup opponents who cannot tell his players apart.
Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a 23-man World Cup squad on Tuesday that dashed the faint hopes of fans expecting to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature at Russia 2018.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson hints he's open to Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to national team
He has an ego to match his towering physique but Zlatan Ibrahimovic's pride must be smarting: he's taking a massive paycut to play for LA Galaxy, and Sweden is showing no interest in his return to its 2018 World Cup squad.