The 2022 World Cup qualifying schedule for the Eurozone today presents a comeback opportunity for Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the Sweden National Team. The AC Milan bomber returned to the Swedish national team after deciding to retire after Euro 2016.
The all-time leading goalscorer for the blagult team made its ‘debut’ on 31 January 2001 against Kep Faroe. Since then, he has recorded 116 caps and 62 goals for Sweden before retiring five years ago.
Now “God is back,” as Ibrahimovic tweeted on Twitter welcoming the moment of his return to the national team. According to local media Aftonbladet, Ibrahimovic could play for Sweden in his first match against Georgia in Group B.
The match was held on Thursday (3/25/2021) or Friday at 02.45 WIB, at Friend Arena, Solna. The 39-year-old bombarder has been training with his team-mates after a five-year absence from the Swedish camp.
Sweden join spanish giants and Euro 2004 champions Greece in Group B. The two teams will play at the same time in Nuevo Los Carmenes, Granada. In the early hours of the morning, other European teams will also play matchday 1 of qualifying.
In Group C, the Italian national team will host Northern Ireland in Ennio Tardini, Parma. And in Group I of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers there is an England team preparing to score a goal against San Marino at Webley. Germany clash with Iceland in the opening match of Group J in Duisburg.
For Die Mannschaft, this match was their first since their defeat to Spain in the UEFA Nations League last November. At that time, Germany lost 0–6 to make coach Joachim Loew demand his troops to respond to the maximum for the defeat.
“We just want to start qualifying well.”
“We want a positive performance to be shown to supporters after a disappointing end in 2020,” he said, citing BolaSport.com from AFP.
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Uefa’s 2022 World Cup qualification group stage will take place from 24 March to 16 November 2021. The ten group winners will qualify for Qatar 2022. Meanwhile, the runners-up and the 2 best group winners in the UEFA Nations League 2020-2021 will enter the play-offs in March 2022. The second round, which was attended by 12 teams, contested the remaining 3 slots to the World Cup.