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‘You Usually Only Get This After You Die’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Be Honoured With Statue Outside Swedish National Stadium

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to be honoured with a large statue outside Sweden's national football stadium after the Manchester United striker was presented with the11th Guldbollen award of his career on Monday evening.

The Guldbollen (i.e, Gold Ball) is awarded to Sweden's top male football player.

Five flops of Euro 2016 so far

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Paris (AFP) With the European Championship finals first round now over here are five stars who failed to bring the tournament alight in the group games:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)

Fresh from scoring 50 goals for Paris Saint-Germain in his last season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic looked ready to terrorise opposition defences at the Euros.

Five flops of Euro 2016 so far

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Paris (AFP) With the European Championship finals first round now over here are five stars who failed to bring the tournament alight in the group games:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)

Fresh from scoring 50 goals for Paris Saint-Germain in his last season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic looked ready to terrorise opposition defences at the Euros.

Sweden bids adieu to ‘proud’ Zlatan

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Nice (France) (AFP) Sweden bid farewell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic with noisy tributes but no goals and exited the European Championship finals meekly after a 1-0 defeat by Belgium.

The brash giant of football ended his 116-cap international career on Wednesday with 62 often spectacular goals yet not a shot on target during Sweden's three matches at Euro 2016.

Sweden bids adieu to ‘proud’ Zlatan

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Nice (France) (AFP) Sweden bid farewell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic with noisy tributes but no goals and exited the European Championship finals meekly after a 1-0 defeat by Belgium.

The brash giant of football ended his 116-cap international career on Wednesday with 62 often spectacular goals yet not a shot on target during Sweden's three matches at Euro 2016.

Belgium seal Euro last-16 berth in Ibrahimovic farewell

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Nice (France) (AFP) A late goal by Premier League target Radja Nainggolan earned Belgium a last-16 berth with a 1-0 win over Sweden making superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic end his international career with a defeat.

The Roma midfielder, reportedly wanted by Chelsea, controlled a cross from Eden Hazard outside the area and powered it into the net in the 82nd minute.

Belgium seal Euro last-16 berth in Ibrahimovic farewell

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Nice (France) (AFP) A late goal by Premier League target Radja Nainggolan earned Belgium a last-16 berth with a 1-0 win over Sweden making superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic end his international career with a defeat.

The Roma midfielder, reportedly wanted by Chelsea, controlled a cross from Eden Hazard outside the area and powered it into the net in the 82nd minute.

Nainggolan scores late to lead Belgium over Sweden

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Belgium left it for late, but earned a win to continue their Euro adventure while ending the international career of one of the game's biggest stars.

Radja Nainggolan fired a winner in the 85th minute, leading Belgium to a 1-0 victory that also knocked out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden in the process.

Ibrahimovic to quit international duty after Euro 2016

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Nice (France) (AFP) Sweden's superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016.

"The last game with Sweden in the Euro will be my last game with Sweden. So I hope it won't be tomorrow," Ibrahimovic, 34, told a press conference ahead of Wednesday's final Group E game against Belgium in Nice.

Ibrahimovic to quit international duty after Euro 2016

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Nice (France) (AFP) Sweden's superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016.

"The last game with Sweden in the Euro will be my last game with Sweden. So I hope it won't be tomorrow," Ibrahimovic, 34, told a press conference ahead of Wednesday's final Group E game against Belgium in Nice.

Ibrahimovic to retire from International football after Euro 16

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Sweden’s skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he will retire from international football after Euro 16.

The former Paris Saint-Germain centre forward is his country’s top scorer with 62 goals in 115 appearances but is yet to make a major impact in the ongoing Euro 16, having failed to score in Sweden’s first two group stage matches.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to quit international football after Euro 2016

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Nice (France) (AFP) Sweden's superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016.

"The last game with Sweden in the Euro will be my last game with Sweden. So I hope it won't be tomorrow," Ibrahimovic, 34, told a press conference ahead of Wednesday's final Group E game against Belgium in Nice.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to quit international football after Euro 2016

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Nice (France) (AFP) Sweden's superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016.

"The last game with Sweden in the Euro will be my last game with Sweden. So I hope it won't be tomorrow," Ibrahimovic, 34, told a press conference ahead of Wednesday's final Group E game against Belgium in Nice.

Ibrahimovic to quit international football after Euro 2016

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Nice (France) (AFP) Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016.

"Sweden's last match at the Euros will be my last match with Sweden. So I really hope it won't be tomorrow," Ibrahimovic told a press conference ahead of Wednesday's final Group E game against Belgium in Nice.

Ibrahimovic to quit international football after Euro 2016

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Nice (France) (AFP) Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016.

"Sweden's last match at the Euros will be my last match with Sweden. So I really hope it won't be tomorrow," Ibrahimovic told a press conference ahead of Wednesday's final Group E game against Belgium in Nice.

France

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Payet gets winner as France mark anniversary of attacks

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Paris (AFP) Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet scored as France fought back to beat Sweden 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday that was marked by tributes to the victims of last year's Paris terror attacks.

Emil Forsberg had put Sweden in front from a free-kick early in the second half at the Stade de France in a meeting of the top two teams in Group A in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Payet gets winner as France mark anniversary of attacks

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Paris (AFP) Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet scored as France fought back to beat Sweden 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday that was marked by tributes to the victims of last year's Paris terror attacks.

Emil Forsberg had put Sweden in front from a free-kick early in the second half at the Stade de France in a meeting of the top two teams in Group A in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Where to find France vs. Sweden on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch France vs. Sweden, you've come to the right place.

Both France and Sweden are tied with the same number of points atop Group A in World Cup qualifying from the UEFA region, so the top of the table clash between both countries could help determine who will be in pole position in this group after today's game.

Where to find France vs. Sweden on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch France vs. Sweden, you've come to the right place.

Both France and Sweden are tied with the same number of points atop Group A in World Cup qualifying from the UEFA region, so the top of the table clash between both countries could help determine who will be in pole position in this group after today's game.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

The American-est

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It's time to take a short break from the Clipboard for an update to this old post from Jacob Klinger. Obviously, there have been plenty of additions to our table of the clubs that have fielded the most Americans. But I've also made a few alterations: 1) no more prospects listed, a guy has to have played at least one first team match to count, 2) a few clubs way, way down the league pyramid have

Videos

Allsvenskan: Djurgarden Celebrate Signing Off With Win By Staging Mass Snowball Fight With Fans (Video)

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Over the weekend, Swedish side Djurgarden finished off their Allsvenskan league campaignwith a 240-miletrip north to frost-bitten Sundsvall.

Despite having almost nothing to play for, the visitors managed to pull off a thumping 5-2 victory to cement their place in mid-table and decided to celebrate accordingly.

Sweden: Gefle IF Celebrate Rare Away Win With ONE Fan Who Made 700-Mile Round Trip (Video)

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There were touching scenes after Gefle IF's win overKalmar FC in the Allsvenskan in midweek when the players made sure to celebrate their victory with the most important man in the stadium.

Second-bottom of the league going into the game, Gefle held out for an important 1-0 win after which the entire team made sure to share the moment with the one and only fan to have braved the cold and made the 700-mile round trip to watch his beloved side in action.

That's A Winner!

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After a scoreless first half against derby visitors Sundvall, Andrew Stadler struck the sweet opener that sparked Östersund's 4-0 triumph on Saturday. The goal gave the Wisconsin native three on the Allsvenskan season. Andy Stadler Goal HD - Ostersunds 1 - 0... worldfoot - Greg Seltzer

U.S. Women's National Team

Solo blasts Sweden ‘cowards’ as USA women bow out of Rio

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Outspoken USA women's goalkeeper Hope Solo labelled Sweden "cowards" after the world champions' bid for a fourth straight Olympic gold ended in quarter-final defeat.

Sweden progressed to their first ever Olympics semi-final 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Brasilia as Sweden coach Pia Sundhage ousted the US team she led to gold in 2008 and 2012.

Solo blasts Sweden ‘cowards’ as USA women bow out of Rio

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Outspoken USA women's goalkeeper Hope Solo labelled Sweden "cowards" after the world champions' bid for a fourth straight Olympic gold ended in quarter-final defeat.

Sweden progressed to their first ever Olympics semi-final 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Brasilia as Sweden coach Pia Sundhage ousted the US team she led to gold in 2008 and 2012.

Solo delivers bitter rant after USWNT's Olympic loss

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To say Hope Solo was upset following the U.S. Women's National Team's 4-3 loss in a penalty shootout to Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals would be an understatement.

The U.S. goalkeeper sounded off when asked about her thoughts on the game, saying that the defending gold medalists "played a bunch ofcowards,":

Full Hope Solo quote on Sweden after US was eliminated from the Olympics today.

Sweden tops USWNT on penalty kicks to reach Olympic semifinal

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The U.S. Women's National Team's pursuit of a fourth-straight gold medal ended Friday in the cruelest of ways.

After 120 grueling minutes, Swedendefeated the USWNT, 4-3, on penalty kicks in Friday's Olympic quarterfinal. Regular time ended in a 1-1 draw on goals from Stina Blackstenius and Alex Morgan, but the USWNT could not reach the gold medal game for the first time since the tournament's inception.

Manchester United

PHOTO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses with Man Utd shirt; Transfer officially announced

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Manchester United have officially announced the signing of the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Are you ready? It’s #ZlatanTime… https://t.co/s8AsUG6VZF

- Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 1, 2016

The 34 year old striker’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired yesterday and he confirmed his move to Old Trafford on Twitter.

Mourinho set to seal another Man Utd transfer; Star arrives in Carrington for medical

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is undergoing his Manchester United medical this afternoon and could be announced as the latest Jose Mourinho signing before the end of the day.

The 34-year-old is at the club’s training facility in Carrington and, barring any unexpected hitches, is likely to put pen to paper on a one-year contract worth £200,000-a-week.

Not Mkhitaryan: Mourinho to seal another huge Man Utd transfer; Global star will sign on Friday

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Manchester United will complete the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer this week.

The Swedish striker’s current Paris Saint-Germain deal expires on Thursday and he will sign for Jose Mourinho’s side the day after.

A deal for the Ligue 1 star was agreed weeks ago, but Ibrahimovic chose to delay the move because of a loyalty bonus from the French club if he does not join another club before his contract runs out.

Euro 2016 Group Stage Review: Ireland stun Italy; Portugal, Iceland progress; Goodbye, Zlatan

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Republic of Ireland secured a place in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after a dramatic late winner from Robbie Brady ousted Euro 2012 runners-up Italy in Lille. Meanwhile, Portugal played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Hungary to progress from Group F along with Iceland, who beat Austria in Paris to set up a clash against England in Nice on Monday.

Belgium

Classy Kevin De Bruyne and Leonardo Bonucci among top five players in Euro 2016 Group E

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Where to find Belgium vs. Sweden on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Belgium vs. Sweden in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

In what may end up being Zlatan Ibrahimovic's last game for Sweden, Belgium will want to win or draw to advance to the last 16 of the Euro 2016. At the same time, Sweden has been a big disappointment, so they'll want to end the game on a positive note.

Where to find Belgium vs. Sweden on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Belgium vs. Sweden in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

In what may end up being Zlatan Ibrahimovic's last game for Sweden, Belgium will want to win or draw to advance to the last 16 of the Euro 2016. At the same time, Sweden has been a big disappointment, so they'll want to end the game on a positive note.

The Rest

Generation Next: Alexander Isak – Meet Sweden’s talented heir to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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#GenerationNext is our regular feature on Just Football looking at the best upcoming young footballers to keep an eye on. Teenage striker Alexander Isak is making waves in Sweden. We take a look at...

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Did Euro 2016 prove Arsenal RIGHT on Ibrahimovic transfer?

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Arsenal fans will soon know once and for all about the future of the Sweden international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as his country has been knocked out of Euro 2016 after finishing fourth in their group behind Italy, Belgium and Ireland. We are also hearing from the football media that the 34-year old will now hang [.