Sweden will face Portugal in the World Cup qualifying playoff. The two legs of the clash will take place on 15th and 19th of the next month. Portugal will be hosting the first leg, while, the return leg will be organized in Sweden.
It’s going to be one hell of a contest. Both the teams have got some tremendous players and both have a fair chance of making it to the finals.
Whenever these two teams have faced each other in the recent times, the spectators have got to see football of high standard and they can expect the same in these two upcoming games as well.
Talking to the reporters after the announcement of playoff draws, the Sweden manager Erik Hamren said, “Portugal has got an impact player like Cristiano who can change the complexion of the match at any stage, but, I am happy that we have got a similar sort of player as well. However, it’s not about individuals. We will have to play well collectively to get better of Portugal.”
Paris Saint Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he had brief talks with former club manager Carlo Ancelotti over the summer.
The Swedish international striker played under the Italian manager last season and won the Ligue 1 title before he left the club to take over the reins at Spanish giants Real Madrid.
However, the former Barcelona striker didn’t mention talks over any imminent move to the Spanish giants and admitted to talking to Ancelotti only about some minor details. Reports have suggested that the Swedish striker has already fallen out with the club’s new manager Laurent Blanc over the summer signing of new striker Edinson Cavani from Napoli.
Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been one of the much travelled players in the last few decades. However, his travels have led him to top clubs across Europe, while he is one of the few could have won league titles in more than five different countries.
Ibrahimovic has played for the likes of Ajax, Juventus, AC Milan, Barcelona, and PSG in an illustrious career. He is right now playing for the French club PSG after making a £ 20 million move from AC Milan just over a year ago. In his first season at the club, he guided them to their first league title in 19 years.
The striker of Paris Saint-Germain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he doesn’t want the manager Carlo Ancelotti to leave the club at the end of this season.
PSG has performed brilliantly under the guidance of Ancelotti in the ongoing season. They have won the Ligue 1 title after 18 long years.
There have been a few reports that Ancelotti might be leaving PSG at the end of this season. He is believed to be linked with the Spanish club Real Madrid.
When asked about that, Ibrahimovic said, “Carlo is a great manager and he has played a major role in team’s success this season. Everybody in the camp including me respects him a lot. We don’t want him to leave the club.”
“Personally, I have learnt a lot from Carlo. I have learnt how to remain calm even when things are not going your way.”
The Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he has not made any bad remarks about the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Recently, reports from South America suggested that the Swedish striker made some bad remarks about these two players.
Ronaldo and Messi are regarded as the two best players in the world, but Ibrahimovic has always considered himself to be one of the best in the world. He is currently the highest paid player in the world after his recent move to the French club PSG. He has played for some of the prestigious clubs in the world like Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Barcelona.
The AC Milan special projects director and the daughter of the owner Silvio Berlusconi, Barbara Berlusconi has said that the offer made by the French club PSG for the striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer was too good to refuse by the club.
The 30-year-old Swedish striker joined the French club in the summer in a reported transfer fee of around € 20 million. This was an extraordinary amount of money for a player who had very little resale value after a few years. Even though it meant that the club would be closing player of top quality, Berlusconi has said that the presence of players like Stephan El Shaarawy convinced them to sell Ibrahimovic.
The AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy has said that he feels that he has benefited a lot from the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the club in the summer.
The Swedish striker was sold in the summer due to the astronomical wages that was causing a huge concern at the club. He was sold to the French club PSG where he has become one of the best paid players in the world. The 30-year-old striker is also regarded as one of the best in the world after having represented some of the biggest clubs in the world like Barcelona and AC Milan.
The French club PSG can win the ultimate trophy in European football – the Champions League – according to the striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 30-year-old is pretty striker is regarded as one of the best in the world and he recently completed the move to the French club PSG.
He has not been the only high-profile player to move to the club in the last few transfer windows. Under the management of Carlo Ancelotti and the investment from the Qatari owners, the club have been able to attract a lot of high profile players including Thiago Silva and Lucas Mora.
PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he is extremely positive about the future of the French club after seeing them draw 2-2 with one of the best clubs in the world – Barcelona. It is widely recognised that Barcelona play the best football in the world and they have been hugely successful in the last four seasons.
However, they could not cope with the attacking threat offered by the French club PSG, who made some important signings in the transfer window. The former AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was amongst the important arrivals at the club.
Former AC Milan defender Thiago Silva has said that he is extremely happy to see the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG. The 27-year-old defender recently completed his £ 37 million move to French club PSG, in which made him the most expensive defender in the world.
He is rightly regarded as one of the best defenders in the world and PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti has made his arrival a top priority. One of the defence has been secured, Carlo Ancelotti focused on improving the attack of the team that already had the likes of Pastore.