Ibra to quit int’l football after Euros
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said yesterday that he would retire from international football at the end of Euro 2016.
Announcing his decision at a press conference on the eve of Sweden's final group game against Belgium, the 34-year-old added that he would not be taking part in the Rio Olympic soccer tournament in August as an over-age player.
"The last game [at Euro 2016] will be my last for Sweden, so I hope it will not be tomorrow," he said, addressing the conference in English. "To finish with a disappointment -- never."
"I am very proud of what I have achieved and, wherever I go, I will always bring the Swedish flag with me. Disappointment doesn't exist, only pride. I'm very grateful to all the supporters."
Ibrahimovic has had a disappointing tournament so far.