Ibrahimovic to leave international stage

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Sweden's captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced that he will retire from international football after UEFA Euro 2016. 

Sweden plays Belgium on Thursday in what will likely be former Paris Saint-Germain striker's final game for his country, with Sweden currently on one point, two points behind its opponent, which occupies second spot in Group E. He is also pulling out of the Olympic Games in Rio this August. 

Speaking to the media ahead of the game, Ibrahimovic said: "The last game of the Euros will be my last game with Sweden. And I will not participate in the Olympics. 

"So my final game of the Euros will be my last. So let's hope it goes as long as possible. I hope that tomorrow will not be my last game. But I don't have any regrets.

"There is no disappointment. I'm very proud to be the captain of Sweden. 

"I want to take this moment to thank the fans for always supporting me wherever I go, I will always carry the Sweden flag with me and stand with it.

" I only feel proudness, grateful, and very thankful."


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