Zlatan Ibrahimovic involved in controversy during Sweden friendly

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Enigmatic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is rarely out of the news. It's safe to say that he is one of the most unpredictable players to have ever played the game. 

At 34-years-old, he is showing no signs of slowing down and will no doubt have his sights firmly set on this summer's European Championships in France. 

Unsurprisingly, then, Ibrahimovic took a prominent role during Sweden's friendly encounter against the Czech Republic on Tuesday night. 


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The game ended 1-1 with Czech Republic's Matej Vydra cancelling out Marcus Berg's opener. 

But it wasn't just the scoreline that hit the headlines following proceedings. During the clash, the inevitable happened: Ibrahimovic took centre stage. This time, however, it wasn't for the right reasons. 

The PSG ace hit out at Czech captain Tomas Sivok and appeared, as you can see in the photo below, to grab him round the back of the neck. It was a strange incident and seemed to be totally unnecessary. 

In the aftermath of the contest, Sivok spoke out over his issues with Ibrahimovic and accused him of throwing an elbow on Ladislav Krejci.

He stated, as per Aftonbladet: "He tried to put an elbow on Ladislav Krejci and then he began to threaten that a war had started. But I know how he is.

"As the time passed, he did not run, but he still showed that he is a great player."

The future 

There has, of course, been a great deal of debate over Ibrahimovic's long-term future in the game. It has been well documented that he's set to run out of his contract at PSG at the end of the campaign and a whole host of clubs have been linked with his signature.

Premier League fans are praying that he will arrive in the division - Manchester United have been credited with interest - but it's far from certain as to whether he will make the move to English soil after Euro 2016.

He may well be approaching the final stages of his career, but he's still recognised as one of the leading forwards in the game.

Who do you think will sign Ibrahimovic? Have your say below!  

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