Fifa 2022 : Ibrahimovic has been left out of Sweden’s World Cup qualifying team.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan has been ruled out of Sweden’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Greece, and will be replaced by Viktor Gyokeres, according to the Swedish Football Association (SvFF).

Ibrahimovic, who turns 40 on Sunday, sustained a knee injury when playing for Milan against Juventus in May, which forced him to withdraw from Euro 2020, and he has only appeared in one Serie A game this season.

“Unfortunately, Zlatan’s recovery is not far enough along for him to be able to attend the next gathering. It’s unfortunate for us, and it’s unfortunate for Zlatan as well “Janne Andersson, Sweden’s coach, stated.

The 23-year-old Gyokeres, who has nine goals in 11 appearances for Coventry City in England’s second-tier Championship, will take over as Sweden’s all-time leading scorer.

Sweden is in second place in Group B with nine points after four games, four behind leaders Spain after six games and three ahead of Greece.

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