When pressed by the host if he expected to attend as a player or in another capacity, Ibrahimovic was coy. "I just said I'm going to the World Cup," the Los Angeles Galaxy striker said. "If I say more, people will hang me, so I have to be careful what I say now." Speaking later, he added: "I mean, a World Cup without me wouldn't be a World Cup." Ibrahimovic, who last played at a World Cup with Sweden in 2006, retired from international football after the 2016 European Championship.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaking on The Jimmy Kimmel Show: "I’m going to the World Cup, yes. If I say more, people will hang me so I have to be careful what I say now."“A World Cup without me wouldn’t be a World Cup.” pic.twitter.com/3k4RXwkrVn — Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) April 18, 2018