Ibrahimovic to miss Sweden’s qualifier vs. Moldova

Sweden coach Erik Hamren says striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will
miss the European Championship qualifier against Moldova on Friday
due to a foot injury.

Hamren told reporters Wednesday that Ibrahimovic’s tendon
problems in his right foot seem worse than expected and that
”there is a risk for a backlash” if he takes part in Friday’s

The AC Milan player has been bothered by the injury since the
last rounds of the Italian league season.

Hamren says Ibrahimovic will stay home to rehabilitate the
injury, and still hopes to have the striker available for the home
game against Finland next week.

Hamren says ”we’re putting all efforts into getting him ready
to play on Tuesday instead.”