Zlatan Ibrahimovic rule out playing at Russia 2018 World Cup

Record goal scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be coming out of international retirement to represent Sweden at the World Cup finals in Russia. Speculation about the 36-year-old, who retired from the national team after the 2016 European Championships in France, has been red-hot in recent weeks.

This had followed his stunning debut for Major League Soccer (MLS) club Los Angeles Galaxy after leaving Manchester United. The striker, who had been plagued by a knee injury for almost a year, scored a brilliant long-range volley to equalize against Los Angeles FC.