Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made a startling assertion that the 2014 World Cup will not be worth watching following his absence and the elimination of his side from the play-offs.
The Paris Saint Germain talisman was unable to realise his side's hope of making it to Brazil next year; as they fell to Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Tuesday evening.
And owing to this, the 32-year-old striker admits that this might be his last attempt at reaching a World Cup.
Hence, he emotionally asserted that the 2014 World Cup being held next June will not be worth following or seeing now that he will not be involved.
"It was probably the last attempt to reach the World Cup with the national team for me. One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch so it is not worth while to wait for the World Cup," he said via his app Zlatan, Unplugged.
Zlatan, who congratulated Portugal on their achievement, also claimed that both teams were good enough to be in the tournament.
However, he admitted that he was disappointed on the fact that they will be unable to participate in the tournament next year.
"Congratulations to Portugal, but both teams deserved to get to the World Cup," he added.
"The disappointment of course is great now that the World Cup in Brazil will remain a dream for the Swedish national team."
Perhaps, Ibrahimovic might now focus on club football and related achievements, as he may be expected to retire from international football before the 2018 World Cup.
Nevertheless, Ronaldo and Portugal have to justify the disqualification of Sweden by putting up an awesome performance in Brazil next year.
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