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Saturday, March 3, 2007
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Ibrahimovic agrees to return to Sweden side
STOCKHOLM, March 2 (Reuters) - Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to end his self-imposed international exile, Sweden's soccer association said on Friday.
The Inter Milan striker has refused to play for Sweden since
he and two other players were sent packing by coach Lars
Lagerback for staying out too late two days before a Euro 2008
qualifier against Liechtenstein in September last year.
'To be a part of the Swedish national team, it requires that
one is one hundred percent motivated and ready to put in the
time and commitment that is demanded,' Lagerback said.
'After reasoning with Zlatan, he is now available for the
Sweden's next Euro qualifier is away to Northern Ireland on
March 28. Sweden top Group F with a maximum 12 points from four