STOCKHOLM, March 25 (Xinhua) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic left the field goalless after his first appearance for Sweden since 2016.
The 39-year-old was however involved in the goal, which led Sweden to a 1-0 win over Georgia in their World Cup qualifier in Stockholm on Thursday.
His pass to Victor Claesson ended up in the net after 35 minutes and was enough to secure three points.
Trying to equalize, the Georgians had several promising counter-attacks, none of which resulted in a goal.
Ibrahimovic was then substituted in the 84th minute.
“It was not an easy match. I think we gave them a little too much respect. But we won the match and in the end, it’s all about taking three points,” he told C More after the game.
The result was also enough to secure the group lead, following group favorites Spain’s draw with Greece on home turf. Enditem