Mon. May 16th, 2022


Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be available for Sweden‘s 2022 World Cup playoff clash in March due to accumulation of yellow cards, following his unsportsmanlike should barge into Cesar Azpilicueta against Spain.

The TV cameras didn’t catch the moment when the AC Milan striker was booked, but Ibrahimovic has received his second yellow card in the group stage and as a result he will miss out on Sweden‘s next match.

Shove in the back

The incident took place with just a couple of minutes to go, as Ibrahimovic shoved the Chelsea defender in the back during a corner kick.

Initially it seemed as though the Sweden striker had avoided the yellow card, but according to UEFA’s website, Zlatan was penalised for his action.

“Everything is alright here,” Azpilicueta posted on Twitter, where he shared a GIF of the incident after Spain‘s 1-0 win at the Estadio de la Cartuja.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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