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.”