He got his wish. A chance to return to play in Malmö, where it all began, for perhaps one final time. After Thursday night's Champions League draw in Monaco, Zlatan Ibrahimovic said that playing in Europe's greatest club competition in his hometown would be one of the highlights of his illustrious career.
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- Zlatan returns to Malmö.
- Malmö 2-0 Celtic (win 4-3 on aggregate).
Malmö secured their spot in the lucrative group stages of the Champions League for the second time in as many years after a 4-3 aggregate play-off win over Celtic in front of a joyous home support at Swebank Arena, Tuesday.
- Became international news.
A Swedish soccer referee who got international attention after starting a Facebook page to explain his decisions has closed it down as he felt overwhelmed by its popularity.
- 14 teams from all over the world.
The local team was the winner, as Somali soccer teams from all over the world took part in an international football tournament in the Stockholm suburbs of Spånga and Rinkeby.
- Jewish community back in Berlin 70 years after the Holocaust.
The Swedish Jewish Women’s soccer team has finished runner-up at the Maccabi Games in Berlin. The Swedes lost to the United States 2-0 in Tuesday’s final.
- Blackstenius top scorer of the championship.
The Swedish women's under-19 team won the final of the UEFA European Championship Monday night against Spain 3 -1.
- Teams from across Europe competing.
The 17th annual Somali soccer tournament is now underway in the Stockholm suburb Spånga. Over two weeks, 14 Somali teams from all over Europe compete in front of thousands of fans and others gathered for the football and other Somali cultural events.
- “Not the same love for the club”.
More and more professional criminals are joining so-called football firms. One reason is that criminals want to make money by selling drugs, while violence inside arenas is decreasing, reports Swedish Radio News.
- Gothia Cup underwayGlobal goals
The world's largest youth soccer tournament, the Gothia Cup, is underway in Sweden's second city, Gothenburg. With 1,755 teams competing from all over the world, this year's event is set to be the biggest in its forty-year history. But there's more to this tournament than "just" football, as Radio Sweden's Nick Chipperfield explains.
- Rumored 3-year contract.
There is a new rumor about Zlatan Ibrahimovic's next football club. Saturday, an Italian sports newspaper published information that indicates Zlatan will return to Milan.
- Swedish clubs have smaller budgets.
Has the highest Swedish women's soccer league lost its top world status?
- 10 years on.
In 2005, the government allowed football teams to ban violent supporters at soccer games. But nowadays neither the fans nor the police are happy with the measure's result.
- Welcomed back by fans in Kungsträdgården
In a nail-biting final, Sweden's U-21 men's football team beat Portugal to win the UEFA European soccer football championship Tuesday evening in Prague.
- Both sides seeking first championship.
Sweden and Portugal will be squaring off against each other in Prague Tuesday evening, as each seeks to win their first Under-21 Championship.
- Beat Denmark in semi-finals.
After beat Denmark with an impressive 4-1, the Swedish U21 football team will play in the European Championship finals with Portugal.