Zlatan Ibrahimovic not part of Sweden's World Cup plans

Sweden coach'In my world Zlatan has left the national team

Ibra, who left Manchester United to make the switch, has been in nothing less than vintage form of late when the cameras are rolling and while he announced his retirement from worldwide football well before the qualifying campaign for this summer's World Cup began, he has been repeatedly teasing the idea that he will, in fact, be present at the tournament in June.

Sweden manager Janne Andersson has ruled out calling up Zlatan Ibrahimovic for this summer's World Cup finals.

But Andersson has poured cold water on a Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden return by saying he is not part of his plans for Russian Federation.

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"It's up to the coach to see if he wants to bring him", Johnsson said. "I mean, a World Cup without me wouldn't be a World Cup".

Embracing the celebrity status that he enjoys around the globe, he was part of Jimmy Kimmel's popular late-night talk show, and as Zlatan does, he managed to shine even there.

'We have had a deal where we agreed on what was going on and where he was very clear to me.

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Asked to confirm whether Ibrahimovic was part of his plans, Andersson added: "No, absolutely not". Is now the star striker is the club MLS "Los Angeles galaxy".

'The others who have said "no" are not included either.

Sweden back-up goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson fears the presence of an "individualist" such as Ibrahimovic may deflect too much attention away from others and force a tactical rethink. While proving to be one of the best on the field, Zlatan claims the partnership with Visa will help him off the field as well. Ibra has played in 7 countries, England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United States allowing him to understand the global game better than most athletes.

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"It's a different style of play when you have a player like Zlatan, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in your team, because they're world-class players, and you have to use those players to win the game and play in a special way", Johnsson continued.

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