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Ibrahimovic coy over Sweden World Cup return

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Carson (United States) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic refused to rule out his chances of playing for Sweden in the World Cup on Friday as he launched his Major League Soccer career with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The veteran striker is at the centre of a national guessing-game in Sweden over whether he may or may not be brought out of international retirement for this year’s finals in Russia.

Ibrahimovic coy over Sweden World Cup return

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Carson (United States) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic refused to rule out his chances of playing for Sweden in the World Cup on Friday as he launched his Major League Soccer career with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The veteran striker is at the centre of a national guessing-game in Sweden over whether he may or may not be brought out of international retirement for this year’s finals in Russia.

‘He can call us’: Sweden cool on Ibrahimovic’s World Cup hopes

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Stockholm (AFP) – 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.

Ibrahimovic, who on Friday became the latest in a long line of ageing stars to swap the heights of European football by leaving Manchester United for LA Galaxy, said earlier this month he missed playing for Sweden.

Ibrahimovic, Los Angeles Galaxy confirm MLS move

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the Swedish star’s move to Major League Soccer on Friday, announcing the deal in a Los Angeles Times advert.

“Dear Los Angeles, you’re welcome,” the enigmatically worded full-page advert read, above Ibrahimovic’s signature and a Los Angeles Galaxy logo.

Ibrahimovic, Los Angeles Galaxy confirm MLS move

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the Swedish star’s move to Major League Soccer on Friday, announcing the deal in a Los Angeles Times advert.

“Dear Los Angeles, you’re welcome,” the enigmatically worded full-page advert read, above Ibrahimovic’s signature and a Los Angeles Galaxy logo.

Ibrahimovic set for Hollywood ending after Man Utd exit

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy and could make his debut for the Major League Soccer side this month, US media reported on Thursday.

The Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated both reported Ibrahimovic had inked a deal with the Galaxy shortly before Premier League giants Manchester United confirmed the Swedish star had been released from his Old Trafford contract.

Ibrahimovic set for Hollywood ending after Man Utd exit

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy and could make his debut for the Major League Soccer side this month, US media reported on Thursday.

The Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated both reported Ibrahimovic had inked a deal with the Galaxy shortly before Premier League giants Manchester United confirmed the Swedish star had been released from his Old Trafford contract.

Ibrahimovic signs for Los Angeles Galaxy – reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy and could make his debut for the Major League Soccer side this month, US media reported on Thursday.

The Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated both reported Ibrahimovic had inked a deal with the Galaxy shortly before Manchester United confirmed the Swedish star had been released from his Old Trafford contract.

Ibrahimovic signs for Los Angeles Galaxy – reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy and could make his debut for the Major League Soccer side this month, US media reported on Thursday.

The Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated both reported Ibrahimovic had inked a deal with the Galaxy shortly before Manchester United confirmed the Swedish star had been released from his Old Trafford contract.

Man United agree to terminate Ibrahimovic’s contract

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London (AFP) – Manchester United released Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the remainder of his contract on Thursday, freeing up the 36-year-old Swedish striker to complete an expected move to American side LA Galaxy.

“Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect,” United said in a statement.

Man United agree to terminate Ibrahimovic’s contract

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London (AFP) – Manchester United released Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the remainder of his contract on Thursday, freeing up the 36-year-old Swedish striker to complete an expected move to American side LA Galaxy.

“Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect,” United said in a statement.

Ibrahimovic signs for Los Angeles Galaxy – report

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy and could make his debut for the Major League Soccer side this month, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday.

Hours after reports in Britain said Ibrahimovic had played his last game for Manchester United, Sports Illustrated reported on its website the Swedish star had inked a deal with the Galaxy.

Ibrahimovic close to MLS move – report

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s time at Manchester United could come to an end as early as this week with a move to Major League Soccer in the pipeline, according to a report on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic, whose contract expires in June, has made just seven appearances for United this season on his return from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Ibrahimovic close to MLS move – report

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s time at Manchester United could come to an end as early as this week with a move to Major League Soccer in the pipeline, according to a report on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic, whose contract expires in June, has made just seven appearances for United this season on his return from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Ibrahimovic hints at Sweden return for World Cup

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Stockholm (AFP) – Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic hinted on Thursday that he could return to international football in time for the World Cup in Russia.

The 36-year-old Manchester United player has suffered with injuries over the last 12 months and retired from Sweden duty after Euro 2016.

Mourinho faces Ibrahimovic dilemma for West Brom clash

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho must decide whether now is the time to recall Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his starting line-up as Manchester United prepare to visit West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has played 73 minutes in five substitute appearances since returning from cruciate knee ligament damage against Newcastle in November.

Ibrahimovic inspires United to narrow win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s introduction as a second-half substitute proved crucial as Manchester United finally discovered a way to beat newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The goal came from a 67th-minute corner, conceded by Solomon March but hotly disputed by the visitors, and their anger increased when Marcus Rashford’s cross was headed out to Ashley Young whose shot took a cruel deflection off defender Lewis Dunk on its way into the net.

Manchester United ready to reel in City: Ibrahimovic

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Manchester United can catch runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City after he and Paul Pogba made a triumphant return from long-term injuries.

The Swedish striker came on as a late substitute in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday, his first action since suffering a career-threatening knee ligament injury in April.

Manchester United ready to reel in City: Ibrahimovic

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Manchester United can catch runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City after he and Paul Pogba made a triumphant return from long-term injuries.

The Swedish striker came on as a late substitute in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday, his first action since suffering a career-threatening knee ligament injury in April.

Mourinho delighted by “emotional” Ibrahimovic return

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho admitted he felt emotional to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic return from his career-threatening knee ligament operation in Manchester United’s impressive 4-1 victory over Newcastle United.

Paul Pogba, coming back from a 12-match lay-off of his own with a hamstring problem, started the game and played a pivotal role, laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial and scoring United’s third.

Mourinho delighted by “emotional” Ibrahimovic return

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho admitted he felt emotional to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic return from his career-threatening knee ligament operation in Manchester United’s impressive 4-1 victory over Newcastle United.

Paul Pogba, coming back from a 12-match lay-off of his own with a hamstring problem, started the game and played a pivotal role, laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial and scoring United’s third.

Ibrahimovic, Pogba back for Man Utd – Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba and long-term injury victim Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make their Manchester United returns against Newcastle United on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday.

France midfielder Pogba has been out since September with a hamstring injury, while former Sweden striker Ibrahimovic has not played since damaging knee ligaments against Anderlecht in April.

Ibrahimovic, Pogba back for Man Utd – Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba and long-term injury victim Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make their Manchester United returns against Newcastle United on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday.

France midfielder Pogba has been out since September with a hamstring injury, while former Sweden striker Ibrahimovic has not played since damaging knee ligaments against Anderlecht in April.

Ibrahimovic vows to return better than ever

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London (AFP) – Swedish football great Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will surprise many by performing better for Manchester United than he did before suffering a serious knee injury earlier this year.

The 35-year-old veteran striker - who defied the critics in scoring 28 goals for United last season, including crucial goals in their Community Shield and League Cup victories - told ‘Inside United’ he had not let the ligament injury get him down.

Ibrahimovic vows to return better than ever

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London (AFP) – Swedish football great Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will surprise many by performing better for Manchester United than he did before suffering a serious knee injury earlier this year.

The 35-year-old veteran striker - who defied the critics in scoring 28 goals for United last season, including crucial goals in their Community Shield and League Cup victories - told ‘Inside United’ he had not let the ligament injury get him down.

No group-stage action for Ibrahimovic, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho does not know when Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to action, but he has ruled him out of Manchester United’s Champions League group games.

Ibrahimovic, 35, rejoined United on a one-season contract earlier this week, four months after undergoing career-saving knee ligament surgery.

No group-stage action for Ibrahimovic, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho does not know when Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to action, but he has ruled him out of Manchester United’s Champions League group games.

Ibrahimovic, 35, rejoined United on a one-season contract earlier this week, four months after undergoing career-saving knee ligament surgery.

Ibrahimovic rejoins Man Utd to settle unfinished business

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejoined Manchester United on a one-year contract after the Swedish star’s spell with the Premier League side was curtailed by a serious knee injury last season.

Ibrahimovic missed the final weeks of United’s campaign after suffering ligament damage in a Europa League clash against Anderlecht in April.

Man Utd’s Ibrahimovic ‘fixed’ by knee surgery

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London (AFP) – Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been “fixed” and feels “stronger” after undergoing knee surgery in the United States, he said on Tuesday.

“Fixed, done and stronger,” Ibrahimovic posted on his official Instagram account, accompanied by a photograph showing white medical wristbands around his two wrists.

Ibrahimovic recovery will be hard, says Mourinho

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho admitted it will be “really hard” for veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to recover from his season-ending knee ligament injury.

The Manchester United manager was talking after his side had recorded an impressive 2-0 victory at Burnley just three days after Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo suffered knee injuries which require surgery during a midweek Europa League win over Anderlecht.

Ibrahimovic recovery will be hard, says Mourinho

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho admitted it will be “really hard” for veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to recover from his season-ending knee ligament injury.

The Manchester United manager was talking after his side had recorded an impressive 2-0 victory at Burnley just three days after Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo suffered knee injuries which require surgery during a midweek Europa League win over Anderlecht.

‘I’ll be back’: Ibrahimovic vows to return

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London (AFP) – Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said talk of his career being over was far from the truth, declaring on his Instagram account on Sunday he had already played on one leg before.

The 35-year-old - whose 28 goals have largely helped Manchester United compete for a Champions League spot next season as well as landing the League Cup - suffered serious knee ligament damage in last Thursday’s Europa League win over Anderlecht.

Man Utd’s Ibrahimovic suffers ‘significant knee ligament damage’

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s magical season with Manchester United appears over after the club announced he had suffered a serious knee injury in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

The club revealed that both the 35-year-old Swedish striker and Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo had suffered knee injuries in the same match.

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Ibrahimovic believes Man Utd can catch City

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a surprise and triumphant return to Premiership football, when Manchester United's manager, Jose Mourinho brought the Swedish striker on in the closing stages oflast weekend's game against Newcastle. It was the first time that Ibrahimovic had played... Continue Reading →

Thursday Kickoff: Barca confident in Neymar stay; Mourinho hints at Ibrahimovic return and more

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Neymar headlines Thursday's news while Jose Mourinho hinted a major star could return to Manchester United.

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde insists Neymar is happy with the club despite continues links to Paris Saint-Germain. (REPORT)

In addition, Neymar and his father were clearedcriminal charges in a tax evasion case in Brazil.

Monday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Griezmann, Kante and more

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One of the game's biggest stars spoke out after his injury, headlining Monday's news.

Following his season-ending injury, Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Instagram to state that "giving up is not an option". (REPORT)

Yaya Toure hit out at the referees following Manchester City's FA Cup loss to Arsenal, adding that he hopes City's derby match against Manchester United can be played without refs.

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs City

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De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Young; Herrera, Matic, Rashford, Lingard, Martial; Lukaku.

Subs: Romero, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw, McTominay, Mata, Ibrahimovic.

Friday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Hazard, Barcelona and more

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News continues to emerge about the potential playing future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's doctor says the forward can play on for "many years" despite his recent surgery. (REPORT)

Eden Hazard says it is his goal to win the Ballon D'Or while at Chelsea. (REPORT)

Barcelona announced a collaboration with Georgetown University as they look to find new ways to grow their brand in the U.

Wednesday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Sanchez, Russia and more

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One Premier League star is having surgery in the U.S. while another's future remains in doubt.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come to the U.S. to undergo surgery on his knee. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says he is confident Arsenal won't sell Alexis Sanchez to a Premier League rival. (REPORT)

Russia's deputy prime minister, Vitaly Mutko denied claims that journalists will be censored during the Confederations Cup.

Ibrahimovic: Giving up is not an option

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First of all, thank you for all the support and love. It's no news I got injured so I will be out of football for a while. I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger.

So far, I played with one leg so it shouldn't be any problem. One thing is for sure, I decide when it's time to stop and nothing else.