Zlatan Ibrahimovic ends five-year international retirement, to play in World Cup qualifiers for Sweden
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was included on Tuesday in Sweden’s squad for World Cup qualifiers against Georgia on 25 March and Kosovo three days later, as well as a friendly against Estonia on 31 March.
Sweden, coached by Janne Andersson, have qualified for the Euros and kick off their campaign against Spain in Bilbao on 14 June.
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.
Last week Denmark, the world's biggest producer of mink fur, said it would slaughter more than 15 million minks after a mutated version of the new coronavirus was detected at mink farms and had spread to 12 people.
Ibrahimovic, who retired from international football after Euro 2016, has been in superb form since the start of the new Serie A season.
UEFA Nations League: Cristiano Ronaldo crosses 100 national goals in Portugal win, Belgium put five past Iceland
Ronaldo, capped 165 times by Portugal, is second only to Iran's Ali Daei, on 109, in the list of top men's international goal scorers.
Sweden had not beaten Germany at a major tournament since 1995. They will have a score to settle with Netherlands, their next opponents, who they lost to at Euro 2017
The England FA has escaped a fine from FIFA over political chants from their supporters, but have been fined for unauthorised branding on equipment worn by some players.
FIFA World Cup 2018: English media lavish praise on Gareth Southgate's team for reaching semi-finals
England's win over Sweden was extensively covered in British media, with several publications reveling in the team's achievements and praising the players and coach Gareth Southgate.
England score twice to eliminate Sweden from World Cup; Russia go down fighting against Croatia in quarters
England beat Sweden with the help of two headed goals from Dele Alli and Harry Maguire, while Croatia won against Russia in a closely contested match that went to penalties.
Highlights, Sweden vs England, FIFA World Cup 2018, Quarter-final at Samara: Three Lions reach semis after 28 years
England take on Sweden in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Follow our live blog for scores and updates from Russia.
FIFA World cup 2018: Organising body fines Sweden Football Association for featuring unauthorised branding on equipment
The Sweden Football Association has been fined by FIFA for failing to adhere to marketing and media regulations, after they featured unauthorised branding on playing equipment.
FIFA World Cup 2018: From warming the bench at Wigan Athletic to playing against England, Sweden's Andreas Granqvist comes full circle
Sweden's Andrea Granqvist has had the career of a journeyman, Playing in Sweden, England, the Netherlands, Italy and Russia, and his travels have helped him become the footballer he is right now. On Saturday, Granqvist will lead Sweden into battle against England, a country where he struggled to find his form.
FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals full schedule: Match time table in IST, venues with complete fixtures
The quarter-finals of the World Cup will feature several heavyweights and a couple of surprise packages in the form of host nation Russia, a team that was written off by pretty much everyone before the start of the tournament.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Midfielder Sebastian Larsson promises Sweden will make it difficult for England
Sweden's Sebastian Larsson has backed his team ahead of their quarterfinal clash against England, stating that Sweden have the ability to surprise opponents with their tactical nous and cohesiveness.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Roger Federer disappointed by 'lethargic' Switzerland's round of 16 loss to Sweden
Roger Federer stated that the Swiss football team looked lethargic in their match against Sweden in the World Cup, adding that they did not have the right mentality.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka promises not to lose his cool in crucial match against Sweden
Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka has promised that he won't lose his cool during the match against Sweden in spite of his troubled record and tendency to see red if provoked.
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.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexican fans swarm South Korean embassy as Germany's elimination sends North American side to knockouts
Mexican fans swarmed the South Korean embassy in Mexico City after the national football team qualified for the knockout rounds of the World Cup. Mexico's qualification was ensured due to Germany's defeat at the hands of South Korea.
Defending champions Germany dumped out of World Cup after shock loss to South Korea; Brazil ease into knockouts
On day 14 of the FIFA World Cup 2018. defending champions Germany were eliminated after losing to South Korea, while Brazil qualified by putting two goals past Serbia.