Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been slammed on social media following a tweet he made in the wake of Sweden’s amazing World Cup play-off victory over Italy.

The Swedes shocked the world of football with a 1-0 aggregate win which means Italy will miss out on the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.


Ibrahimovic, 36, retired from international football after Euro 2016 and coach Janne Andersson was annoyed to be asked about whether the striker might return for the finals in Russia immediately after the play-off win.

Zlatan’s only comment following the match was a picture posted on social media of the victorious Swedish team, with the caption “we are Zweden”.

The subtle use of a Z instead of an S kicked off quite a reaction…

The possibility of Zlatan’s return was naturally a huge talking point on social media…