Monday, January 24, 2022

Sweden´s Ibrahimovic out of France match

SoccerNews in Ligue 1, World Cup 19 Aug 2008

74 Views

Striker Zoltan Ibrahimovic will miss Sweden's friendly international against France in Gothenburg midweek because of a knee injury, Swedish soccer federation spokesman Thomas Saleteg said Tuesday.

For several months, the Inter Milan player has been suffering from a condition known as “high jumper's knee,” on account if its prevalence among athletes and basket-ball players. Treatment consists of ultra-sounds and muscular excercises.

The 26-year-old Swedish football wizard appeared twice during the Euro championships last June – against Greece and Spain – scoring on both occasions.

Meanwhile, Barcelona's Thierry Henry has been named captain of the France team for the match, French coach Raymond Domenech announced Tuesday.

Domenech said: “As he (Henry) is here, and Pat (Patrick Viera, injured) isn't, Thierry has all the qualities and skills to be captain, but in the future that remains to be seen.”

Earlier, Arsenal's French midfielder Samir Nasri was ruled out of the friendly because of a right thigh injury.

Nasri had been called up on Monday to replace Marseille midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa who withdrew with an adductor problem.

The 21-year-old arrived for training at the French camp on Monday but only did laps of the pitch with team physiotherapists.

Nasri is suffering from spasms in his right thigh.

He will not be replaced in the French team for Wednesday's game.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top
1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x