Ibrahimovic looks on as Sweden are held by Slovenia

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic was an unused substitute in his side's 0-0 draw in Tuesday morning's (AEST) international against Slovenia, due to a calf injury.

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Ibrahimovic was however, honoured at half-time by his hometown crowd after notching up 100 appearances for Sweden.

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Despite a sluggish first-half, both sides had their fair share of chances in the second stanza with Slovenia midfielder Josip Ilicic going close to opening the scoring for the visitors in the 49th minute.

Sweden's captain then got another resounding round of applause when his face flashed up on the big screen midway through the second-half as they bayed for him to enter the fray.

But with an eye to their EURO 2016 opener in less than two weeks, Ibrahimovic would look on as his attacking replacements went close without finding an elusive goal.

 


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Published 31 May 2016 at 8:23am
By Patrick Nugent
Source: SBS