Raiola will try to persuade Zlatan to play in World Cup


Mino Raiola would “personally deliver” Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Russia 2018 if he could, and get him to play for his country one last time.

The super-agent has represented Ibracadabra for a long time, and is always close to the Swede, even as he recovers from a torn ACL.

The Scandinavians knocked Italy out of qualifying for Russia 2018 with an impressive defensive display in Milan, holding the four-time

The 36-year-old retired in 2016, after making his 116th appearance for his country at that year’s European Championships.

Speaking to the Expressen via text, Raiola said that “I cannot say for Zlatan’s behalf that he would say no if the national team called.


“If it’s up to me, I’ll deliver him personally,”

Yet talk of this hasn’t exactly impressed national team Coach Lars Richt, who is quoted as saying that: “It is clear that I cannot say anything about it. We are celebrating today and are not talking about next year. Now is now. Let’s enjoy this,” said Richt.