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Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged England counterpart Steven Gerrard to quit Liverpool and move to "a big international club".
Gerrard is poised to win his 100th cap in Wednesday night's friendly international between the two countries to mark the opening of the Friends Arena in Stockholm.
Ibrahimovic is a big admirer of Gerrard but feels he should leave Anfield after more than a decade of loyal service spanning over 600 games.
The Paris St Germain striker said: "Steven Gerrard is respected throughout Europe and is always the player the coach says to be careful with because he is the one that makes the difference.
"But, although of course Liverpool is a big club, I would like to see Steven at a big international club.
"I would like to see that also for England because it is very exciting when someone goes abroad and shows who he is in another competition.
"For me, a fantastic player can make the difference in every country wherever he plays. I'm pretty sure Steven would do that also."
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Steven Gerrard has spoken of his pride as he prepares to lead England for his 100th cap in Sweden on Wednesday night.
The inspirational Kop skipper will become only the sixth player to notch up a century of appearances with the Three Lions and he admits it’s a massive honour.
“Reaching 100 caps is something I never thought I’d achieve,” said Gerrard.
“Growing up, getting...
HEELS OVER HEAD
Sweden and England met up in an international friendly on Wednesday at Sweden’s new national stadium, and the home squad came away with a 4-2 victory, thanks to striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s quartet of goals. If you happened to be watching this match you might have thought that Ibrahimovic’s third goal, scored on a gorgeous free kick, might have been the best one of the day...
Steven Gerrard has been cleared to travel with the England squad to Sweden having undergone a precautionary scan on his knee on Monday afternoon.
The skipper reported to the England team hotel following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, and having received positive news is set to win his 100th cap against Sweden on Wednesday evening in Stockholm.
Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Steven Gerrard has qualities that set him apart from other English players.
The pair will shake hands ahead of Gerrard’s 100th England cap in Stockholm’s Rasunda Stadium on Wednesday night.
And Ibrahimovic admits he is full of respect for his fellow international skipper.
“I think Steven Gerrard is a fantastic player,” he said. “He...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic need not apologize to Michael Bradley. He won the award for “Best Goal in a Midweek International Soccer Game” fair and square.
The Swedish striker buried England’s hopes for victory with four goals, but it was his last one, an out-of-this-world bicycle-kick, which makes us beam with delight.
With Sweden leading 3-2 in second-half stoppage time, Ibrahimovic chased...
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Ibracadabra. Ibrahimagique. Goal from the Gods.
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the toast of the football world - and newspaper headlines - on Thursday after scoring with a magical bicycle kick from 30 yards out in a friendly match against England.
The debate is on: Was it the greatest goal of the year? Of this century? Of all time?
Ibrahimovic's acrobatic strike certainly...
Here on Outside the Boxscore, we have shown you some impressive soccer goals but Sweden's
Zlatan Ibrahimovic put together a bicycle kick for the ages in a friendly against England.
Nearing the end of the second half with Sweden up 3-2, English goalie Joe Hart attempted to clear the ball out of his zone but ended up heading it right to Zlatan.
Watch as Ibrahimovic scores...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored what might have been the best goal of his great soccer career on Wednesday in an international friendly between Sweden and England. In the waning moments of the game, Ibrahimovic took a header from England’s goalkeeper and scored one of the longest and most brilliant bicycle kicks you’re ever likely to see.
Imbrahimovic scored all four of Sweden’s...
Check out Swedish player Zlatan Ibrahimovic's unbelievable bicycle
goal vs. England yesterday. Sweden went on to beat the English 4-2 on 4
goals from Ibrahimovic. Screw the hat trick 4 goals is better than
three anyday. What an unbelievable performance from the Swede and a
nomination for goal of the year in all of soccer. Just can't get over
You may have already seen the long-range bicycle kick goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden's 4-2 victory over England on Wednesday. But, it's worth watching again. And again. And again.
Here it is:
Check out multiple GIFs of the goal at The Last Angry Fan.
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