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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. You’d have been wrong. His fourth and final goal of the game came on a ridiculously amazing bicycle kick after England goalkeeper Joe Hart’ attempted an ill-fated clearing header. The stunner of a goal was worth the price of admission alone for the 50,000 plus in attendance. Unfortunately for Ibrahimovic today was the day FIFA released their candidates for “10 Best Goals of the Year,” which—sadly for them—came out a day too early, and will be an incomplete list without this absolute gem on it. [National Post]
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Ibracadabra. Ibrahimagique. Goal from the Gods.
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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.
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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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