Former Sweden international star Zlatan Ibrahimovic made prediction his nation’s hopes at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. When he was asked by Fifa officials who could lift World Cup trophy in Russia, Ibrahimovic said, “I think Brazil, Spain, Germany, obviously Sweden, Argentina also.”
Sweden whose qualification came as a surprise, after the Nordic nation was grouped alongside heavyweights France and the Netherlands, then the uphill struggle of taking on Italy after making it to the playoffs.
The perceived underdogs triumphed over Italy denying the 2006 champions Italians a place at the World Cup for the first time since 1958. Sweden will now face South Korea, Mexico and defending world champions Germany in Group F.
Sweden all-time record goalscorer was very optimistic on how far will Sweden go, this was his response “They beat some big nations to reach the World Cup, so let’s see. Everything is exciting and new. You never know what will happen. It’s all about the moment. Whoever is best in the moment is the one that will do well.”
Zlatan also stated that, “My favourite part was the fans, the atmosphere while playing the games. My shirt was yellow, and you see the same yellow in the stadium and see the happiness and the big party going on. We are spoiled as Sweden, with the support we have, so that was my favourite memory.”
Sweden’s World Cup campaign starts with South Korea in Nizhny on June 18th.