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Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for shock Sweden return at the World Cup

16 April 2018

The former Manchester United striker, who moved to Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy last month, retired from worldwide football following Euro 2016, having won 116 caps.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his first full appearance for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday to secure a battling 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dropped a huge hint that he is bound for this summer's World Cup after saying chances of playing for Sweden in Russian Federation are "skyhoga", which is Swedish for "sky-high".

Last month, Ibrahimovic told Swedish reporters that "the door isn't closed for anything" and "If I want, I am there", in reference to making the trip to Russian Federation in June.

With 62 goals in 116 games, Zlatan is Sweden's all-time top scorer and sixth most-capped player in history.

They face a tough task getting out of the group stages at the tournament, however, after they were drawn against defending champions Germany, Mexico and South Korea.

The 36-year-old Swede continued his inspired form for the Galaxy on Sunday (AEST), scoring the victor in the first half at a sold-out Toyota Park in Chicago.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for shock Sweden return at the World Cup