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Sweden coach Andersson upset: Why are we talking about Man Utd striker Zlatan?

Sweden coach Janne Andersson has dismissed calls for Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come out of international retirement.

After beating Italy in their World Cup playoff last night, there's already calls for Sweden to include Ibrahimovic for their Russian squad.

"This is incredible! This player [Ibrahimovic] has just stopped to play with Sweden one year and a half ago and we are still here talking about him," Andersson said.

"Gosh, we need to talk about the great players we have in this team I believe.

"We have many heroes tonight. I am a bit moved but obviously very happy with the result.

"When Ibrahimovic was here with us we played a different style of football.

"Considering that he has decided to leave international football, he is a great champion, but we had to adapt and found another style."

At the final whistle, Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola assured Sweden fans he would try to convince the striker to make himself available.

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