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Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be at the World Cup but won't be on the field

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be at the World Cup but won't be on the field

Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t play for Sweden in the World Cup this summer. But he won’t be with the Galaxy in June after the club gave its star forward permission to fly to Russia and make personal appearances on behalf of his sponsors, including Visa.

Ibrahimovic isn’t expected to sit out any MLS games during his absence, although neither the player nor the team would say how long he’ll be gone.

Ibrahimovic, who played in two World Cups and holds the national team record for goals with 62 in 116 appearances, retired from international play after Sweden was bounced from the 2016 European Championships in the first round. But since joining the Galaxy last month, he has...

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