Sweden’s international football star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Euro 2020 due to a knee injury, the Swedish Football Association said Saturday.
A post on Sweden’s official Twitter account said Ibrahimovic had told coach Janne Andersson he could not play at Euro 2020 because of his injury.
He suffered the problem playing for AC Milan in a win at Juventus on 9 May.
“I have spoken to Zlatan Ibrahimovic who unfortunately has told me that his injury will stop his participation in the European Championship this summer,” Sweden team coach Janne Andersson said in a statement.
“Of course this feels sad, most of all for Zlatan but, also for us,” Andersson added.
The 39-year-old was recalled to the Sweden squad in March after coming out of international retirement.
He marked his return to international football after a five-year absence with an assist when Sweden beat Georgia in a World Cup 2022 qualifier in March.
The Euros take place between 11 June and 11 July, having been delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.