Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue unveiled in Sweden

1:43                      
         
      
       A statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been unveiled in Malmo

1:43 A statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been unveiled in Malmo

Ibrahimovic returned to the city of his first club Malmo this week where he was honoured with a statue. "You should not believe everything you read on Twitter", she wrote while adding a smiling emoji to go with a retweet of Ibrahimovic's invite to "all the young people from Malmo schools to attend the ceremony!"

In other words, those children will have to wait until their parents take them to see the statue of the local hero - that is if their parents decide it's appropriate a almost 9-foot, 1,100-pound bronze sculpture of a shirtless Ibrahimovic.

The bronze structure, commissioned by the Swedish FA, was unveiled in front of hundreds of fans outside Malmo's stadium on Tuesday.

Swedish Soccer Federation general secretary Hakan Sjostrand, left, and Malmo municipal executive board chair Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh unveil a statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on October 8. You have players who get statues. If I can, they can. "There are many opportunities there for me but playing in Serie A again would not be a problem as I am better than those who are there", he responded in typical fashion in an interview with Sky Sport 24.

"When you come to NY you have the Statue of Liberty, when you come to Sweden you have the Statue of Zlatan". "When you come to Sweden, you have the Statue of Zlatan".

His contract is up at the end of the year and Ibrahimovic admits he would be open to a return to Italy or another one of the top European leagues.

Ibrahimovic now plays his football in the MLS with LA Galaxy where he has scored 35 times in 46 appearances.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Philippines slips in World Economic Forum competitiveness ranking

    Philippines slips in World Economic Forum competitiveness ranking

    The accessibility of fiber optic broadband internet access also "remains the privilege of the few", the report added. The World Economic Forum has ranked Singapore in the top spot for global business competitiveness this year.
    Vols QB Maurer gets 1st career start against No. 3 Georgia

    Vols QB Maurer gets 1st career start against No. 3 Georgia

    Tennessee plans to start true freshman Brian Maurer at quarterback on Saturday against No. 3 Georgia, sources told ESPN. Tennessee's offense was anemic in the third quarter as the Vols mustered just 15 yards on 11 plays in the frame.

    Argentina finish campaign with flurry of tries against USA

    Los Pumas, ranked 10th in the world, finished their campaign with two wins and two losses in a hard Pool C. Mallia was through again under the posts eight minutes into the second half.
  • 20,000 indigenous Ecuadorians to join fuel hike protests

    20,000 indigenous Ecuadorians to join fuel hike protests

    Seeking help in the form of foreign intervention, Ecuador also reached out to the United Nations and the Catholic Church. What is the president doing? Moreno blames Rafael Correa (his predecessor) and President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.
    STDs Continue To Increase In America To A Record High

    STDs Continue To Increase In America To A Record High

    Add to that recent cuts to state and local STD programs, resulting in clinic closures and less screening and patient follow-up. About 35,000 cases of the most contagious forms of the disease were reported - also the most since 1991.
    'DWTS': Clip of Lamar Odom readjusting his trousers  raises eyebrows with viewers

    'DWTS': Clip of Lamar Odom readjusting his trousers raises eyebrows with viewers

    I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. "What the heck is Lamar Odom doing???" the original poster of the clip asked.
  • Funded scientist among #NobelPrize winners in #Physiology or #Medicine

    Funded scientist among #NobelPrize winners in #Physiology or #Medicine

    The three scientists didn't straight collaborate, but see each others' papers and met and shared ideas at conventions. Their discoveries have also provided promising strategies for combatting anaemia, cancer and other diseases.
    City Girls' JT Is Finally Free

    City Girls' JT Is Finally Free

    J.T.is apparently out from behind bars, and to celebrate, she's dropped off her new song "JT First Day Out". In June 2018, JT started serving a 24-month prison sentence for charges related to felony identity theft.
    Family calls for outside look at witness’ death

    Family calls for outside look at witness’ death

    Green contacted Brown about a drug deal and his two companions traveled with him from Alexandria, La., to meet Brown, police said. In his testimony, Brown, 28, who had met Jean on the same day he was murdered, mentioned that he always heard Jean singing.
  • Messi admits he expected Neymar to join Real Madrid

    Messi admits he expected Neymar to join Real Madrid

    The Brazil global ultimately remained at PSG, and has scored four goals in five Ligue 1 appearances for the Parisian giants so far this season.
    Trump says despite pullout plan United States  has not 'abandoned the Kurds'

    Trump says despite pullout plan United States has not 'abandoned the Kurds'

    Last year Turkey launched an attack on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, leading to the displacement of some 300,000 people. Raqqa is being Silently Slaughtered, an activist collective, reported an exchange of fire and a blast.
    Alex Trebek's cancer may mean ending his time as

    Alex Trebek's cancer may mean ending his time as "Jeopardy!" host

    Now we got the news that the show's host Alex Trebek has stated over his health conditions, "I'm not afraid of dying". I don't know if I'm strong enough or intelligent enough to help alleviate some of that despair, so it's tough on me.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.