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Ibrahimovic raps Swedish media: It's their fault I'm not in Russia

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has blamed the Swedish media for his omission from their World Cup.

The LA Galaxy striker, who retired from international football in 2016, was rumoured to be interested in a return for the tournament in Russia. But he was eventually left out of Janne Andersson's final squad.

"The media says they are better without me so that's why I believe in them," he said.

"This is the Swedish media mentality. I don't have a typical Swedish name. I'm not the typical Swedish attitude, behaviour and that and still I have the record in the national team.

"I think it's the biggest party in football, playing in the World Cup. All the best players are there. Zlatan is not there so… he should have been there. But he's not there.

'I won what I won. I played in Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG, Manchester United and Galaxy.

"So if you don't know how to do it collective why did you play in the biggest teams in the world, and you won? I know how to win, trust me. And I do it good."

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