With six days until the first ball is kicked to get the 2018 World Cup underway, excitement is at an all-time high.
But it appears Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still not satisfied with his omission from the Swedish national team and believes the Swedish media cost him a spot in the squad.
Speaking, as he often does, about himself in the third person, the LA Galaxy striker told reporters: ‘The media says they are better without me so that’s why I believe in them.
‘This is the Swedish media mentality. I don’t have a typical Swedish name. I’m not the typical Swedish attitude, behaviour and that and still I have the record in the national team
‘I think it’s the biggest party in football, playing in the World Cup. All the best players are there. Zlatan is not there so… he should have been there. But he’s not there.’