Ibrahimovic recalled to Sweden squad at 41

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan was named to Sweden's squad for this month's Euro 2024 qualifiers, where he could break Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff's age record.

Ibrahimovic, 41, last played for Sweden a year ago and will break Zoff's Euro qualifier record of 40 years and 90 days set in 1983 if he plays against Belgium on March 24 or Azerbaijan on March 27.
After recovering from a knee injury, he has only played three games for Milan this season.

"Zlatan has made three slightly longer substitutions now in Milan and feels fit and in decent shape despite his long absence," coach Janne Andersson said in a statement.

"From that standpoint, I believe he can contribute. "Not only on the field, but also off the field," Andersson added.

If Sweden advances to next year's competition in Germany, Ibrahimovic could break the record set by Hungary's Gabor Kiraly, who played in the 2016 edition at the age of 40.

Zlatan stated last year that he will "continue as long as I can" after Sweden failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, and he has stated that he is "panicking" at the prospect of retiring.

The three countries, along with Estonia and Austria, are in qualifying group F, with the top two advancing to the finals.

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