Sweden managed to beat Switzerland 1-0 in the round of 16 large. Emil Forsberg’s single goal at Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday (3/7/2018), which led Sweden into the quarter-finals to challenge the winners in Colombia vs England.
This is Sweden’s best achievement since no longer reinforced by Ibrahimovic. As long as there is Ibra in the team, Sweden is only the most far-reaching until the last 16, namely in 2002 and 2006. Without a goal Ibra printed.
Even worse, Ibra’s presence could not bring Sweden to the 2010 World Cup and 2014. Ibra also declared retirement from the Swedish national team in 2016 after the European Cup in France.
Ibra had considered returning to the national team after Sweden was able to win a ticket to Russia by beating Italy in the play-off phase. But coach Janne Andersson still did not call Ibra on the grounds of honoring the player’s retirement statements.
The La Galaxy club’s striker in over a decade did indeed become the most dominant player in Sweden. The 36-year-old man is the top scorer with 62 goals.
Ibra also achieved great success at club level, among which won the Serie A titles, La Liga, Eredivisie, and Europa League.