SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Sweden can beat England in Saturday’s quarter-finals and in the end win the World Cup in Russia in the event that they can deal with the weight, previous commander and record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said.
Addressing columnists at LA Galaxy’s preparation office in Los Angeles, the 36-year-old, who resigned from global football after Euro 2016, said the stakes are getting higher in the knockout stages.
Now it’s not just about how good you are. Now there are a lot of emotions in the picture, because it’s about quarter-finals. The team that can handle their feelings best will have an advantage,
Yes, I think Sweden can become world champion, just like I said before the World Cup started. They beat Mexico, which was strong, and then they defeated Switzerland as well. So they have had success, as nobody thought they would,
Ibrahimovic scored 62 goals in 116 matches for his country and an open deliberation seethed about regardless of whether Janne Andersson ought to bring him once again into the squad for Russia, however they appear to do all around ok without him.
Now it’s about England on Saturday and we are all there with our full support behind them. All the Swedes in the world are proud of our national team and they will continue to be proud, regardless of how it goes,
Ibrahimovic, who scored an awesome bicycle kick against England in the first round at the Friends Arena in Stockholm in 2012, additionally had a well-intentioned burrow at another prominent figure with a LA Galaxy association and an enthusiasm for the game.
I’m Swedish and I believe in Sweden against England, so we’ll see what David Beckham says when I talk to him,