Zlatan Ibrahimovic

  • Ibrahimovic out for a month, missing Chelsea second leg: PSG boss 03-04-2014 10:16 PM

    Paris: Injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out of action for at least four weeks and will miss next Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final return leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Paris St Germain president Nasser al Khelaifi said on Thursday. "He won't play at Chelsea. It's impossible," Al Khelaifi told...
  • Ibrahimovic among greats without playing in best league: Mourinho 02-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be remembered as one of the game's greatest players despite never gracing the English Premier League which is the world's best, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho, whose team visit the Ligue 1 champions in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday,...
  • PSG improved but experienced Chelsea still favourites: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 01-04-2014 11:03 PM

    Paris St Germain are stronger than last season and he is in the best shape of his life, yet Zlatan Ibrahimovic says experienced Chelsea are the hot favourites in the Champions League quarter-final against the French champions. PSG, who were knocked out by Barcelona in the quarter-finals last year, have...
  • PSG beat Leverkusen to advance in Champions League 13-03-2014 02:50 AM

    Paris: Paris St Germain underlined their Champions League credentials not just by thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 6-1 on aggregate in the last 16 on Wednesday but also by showing the strength of their substitutes' bench. Fielding a rejigged side after demolishing the German team 4-0 in the first leg, PSG beat...
  • List of FIFA 2013 award winners 14-01-2014 10:20 AM

    Zurich: Following are the winners at 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or awards on Monday in Zurich, Xinhua reported Tuesday. Ballon D'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Honorary Ballon D'Or: Pele (Brazil) Woman player of the year: Nadine Angerer (Germany) Men's team coach of the year: Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich/Germany) Women's team coach of...
  • I don't need Ballon d'Or to know I'm the best: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 28-11-2013 04:42 PM

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo or Franck Ribery can have the Ballon d'Or, Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not need it. The Swedish striker has been in superb form this year for Paris St Germain, scoring eight goals in this season's Champions League - as many as Real Madrid's Ronaldo - to help the...
  • Ronaldo's hat-trick sends Portugal to World Cup 20-11-2013 08:22 AM

    The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat-trick to send Portugal into the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine. There was disappointment in the playoffs for Iceland, however, after the Nordic country failed...
  • Portugal look to seal World Cup spot in Sweden 18-11-2013 12:01 PM

    Stockholm: Portugal are 1-0 up after the first leg of the World Cup playoff against Sweden but with the return match being held at a stadium dubbed the 'Zlatan Arena' the job is by no means done. Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic was relatively subdued in the first leg in Lisbon...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo puts Portugal in sight of World Cup 16-11-2013 08:22 AM

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo upstaged Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a showdown of superstar forwards Friday, sending Portugal past Sweden 1-0 in a World Cup playoff. France's hopes of qualifying took a big hit with a 2-0 loss in Ukraine. Ronaldo transferred his prolific scoring touch from Real Madrid to the international stage,...
  • Sweden cannot rely on Ibrahimovic alone, says coach 15-11-2013 08:30 AM

    Lisbon: Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be the match-winner in their World Cup playoff against Portugal if his team mates also rise to the challenge, coach Erik Hamren said on Thursday. He told a news conference on the eve of the first leg that it was hard to escape talking...
  • It's not about me and Ronaldo, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic 14-11-2013 08:36 AM

    Stockholm: Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed talk of his nation's World Cup playoff with Portugal in Lisbon on Friday being just a contest between him and Cristiano Ronaldo. "I see two different players, two players who do things fantastically well and represent their countries in the best possible way,"...
  • Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic: Only one man will play World Cup 14-11-2013 08:21 AM

    Two of world football's biggest names will meet Friday in the playoffs to determine Europe's final four World Cup qualifiers. Ever since last month's draw pitted Portugal against Sweden, the matchup has been billed as a head-to-head between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It will take something special to budge...
  • Ibrahimovic, Neymar nominated for FIFA best goal award 11-11-2013 05:15 PM

    Zurich: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar are among 10 candidates in FIFA's Puskas Award for best goal of the year. FIFA says Ibrahimovic was nominated for his long-range bicycle kick against England in a friendly last November. Neymar was selected for his right-foot shot for Brazil against Japan in the Confederations...
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic escapes ban for gun gesture 25-10-2013 10:11 AM

    Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic escaped a ban on Thursday for mimicking pointing a gun at the opposition bench in a Ligue 1 game against Toulouse last month. The Sweden striker made the gesture when he was replaced during the match on September 28 but rather than a ban,...
  • Portugal face Sweden in World Cup playoff 21-10-2013 06:38 PM

    Zurich: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal must beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden in a playoff to advance to the World Cup in Brazil. The two were drawn to face each other on Monday in a two-leg series scheduled for November 15 and 19. Also, France will play Ukraine, with the return...
  • Ibrahimovic extends PSG deal by one year until 2016 25-09-2013 09:17 AM

    Paris: Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has followed Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti by extending his Paris St Germain contract for an extra year in a deal that ties him to the French champions until 2016. The 31-year-old Sweden international signed for three years when he joined the Qatari-backed club from AC...
  • Messi, Ronaldo, Bayern quartet on UEFA award list 09-07-2013 10:10 PM

    Nyon: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are competing with four Champions League winners from Bayern Munich in a 10-man contest to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2012-13 season. UEFA published on Tuesday the candidate list which included Arjen Robben, whose late goal clinched Bayern's 2-1 win...
  • Ibrahimovic double helps Sweden stumble to win over Faroes 12-06-2013 08:22 AM

    Stockholm: Two goals from captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped stuttering Sweden to an unconvincing 2-0 win over the Faroe Islands in their Group C World Cup qualifier in Stockholm on Tuesday. Sweden had no shortage of possession but struggled to penetrate the massed ranks of the Faroese defence, with the home...
  • Chelsea interested in PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic 24-05-2013 04:52 PM

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to step up his interest in PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic after discussions with the Blues technical team over potential summer transfer targets. If Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney joins PSG this summer, then according to reports in France, PSG board will allow Ibrahimovic to...
  • Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva head Ligue 1 player short-list 09-05-2013 08:27 PM

    Paris: Paris St Germain duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva have been named on a four-man short-list for the French Ligue 1 player of the year award alongside team mate Blaise Matuidi, the players union UNFP said on Thursday. St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the league's second top-scorer behind Ibrahimovic,...
  • Dark clouds threaten to rain on PSG victory parade 29-04-2013 04:18 PM

    Paris: Paris St Germain continued their march towards a first French league title since 1994 with a 1-0 win at Evian Thonon Gaillard on Sunday, yet the mood around the club is one of gloom not glory as their coronation approaches. The victory took PSG nine points clear with four...
  • UEFA to judge Ibrahimovic red card case 13-02-2013 09:03 PM

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  • Ibra goal splits opinion on all-time ranking 15-11-2012 10:29 PM

    London: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's memorable fourth strike in Sweden's 4-2 win over England on Wednesday has sparked worldwide debate about its place in the pantheon of great goals. England skipper Steven Gerrard said it was the best he has ever seen live but Norway coach Egil "Drillo" Olsen said it could...
  • Watch: Incredible Ibrahimovic goal for Sweden versus England 15-11-2012 09:05 AM

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic illuminated a low-key night of international friendlies on Wednesday, scoring an audacious overhead kick from 30 yards to cap his four-goal display in Sweden's 4-2 win over England. Ibrahimovic's one-man show in Stockhol featured what both his opponents and pundits hailed as one of the greatest goals seen...
  • Ibrahimovic's one-man show sinks England 15-11-2012 08:50 AM

    London: Zlatan Ibrahimovic illuminated a low-key night of international friendlies on Wednesday, scoring an audacious overhead kick from 30 yards to cap his four-goal display in Sweden's 4-2 win over England. Ibrahimovic's one-man show in Stockholm - featuring what both his opponents and pundits hailed as one of the greatest...