Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to be honored by Sweden with testimonial match

Retired footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently in the board of advisors for AC Milan and also will play a part in deciding the fate of the current manager.

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After Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from Milan, the Swedish national team announced a testimonial friendly in his honour. The seasoned striker decided on hanging up his boots after the end of the previous season due to a string of knee ailments. He is currently a member of a group of advisors to San Siro patron Gerry Cardinale.

The Sweden national team takes on Serbia on June 8 at the Friends Arena in a special event as there was no time to celebrate the occasion last summer. During his career, the 42-year-old earned 122 senior games for Sweden, tallying 62 goals. He played for Malmoe, Ajax, Juventus, Inter,  Manchester United, Barcelona, Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain and LAFC in club football.

He played in Serie A for the majority of his career, making 283 appearances while contributing 68 assists and 156 goals. Ibra won the Puskas Award for the best goal in 2013 and was awarded Swedish Player of the Year for a record twelve times.

The organisation mentioned this on the website and the statement said that, “Let's celebrate Zlatan Ibrahimovic together. June 8th at 6:00 PM: an evening not to be missed: the men's national team meets Serbia at Friends Arena to celebrate Zlatan's yellow and blue career!”

A friendly game involving the national teams of Sweden and Serbia is scheduled on June 8, 2024, according to the Swedish Football Federation's press office. Since it will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic's final game, it will be extra special.

How is Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s AC Milan doing in Serie A this season?

The time to decide Stefano Pioli's future is drawing near as AC Milan plays its remaining eight league matches of the season. Ideally, a couple of additional matches in the Europa League also remain for the team.

After 30 games, the Rossoneri have 65 points, compared to 66 during the Scudetto season. When determining Pioli's future as head coach, the Rossoneri administration will look at these stats.

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