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He is Zlatan

Ireland will open their Euro 2016 campaign against Sweden in the Stade de France on June 13. All eyes will be on their mercurial frontman, the main threat we must snuff out. Reposting from Póg Mo Goal magazine #1, He is Zlatan.

Sorry For Zlataning You

As part of Nike’s #DareToZlatan campaign which saw the Swedish star take to Twitter this week, the PSG hitman released a series of greeting cards to send to your vanquished opponents.

Zlatan and Ronaldo Cam

How Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to each other’s goals during the Sweden-Portugal World Cup play-off.

Öz The Great and the Powerful

Mesut Özil had a 95% pass accuracy against Ireland, sending Germany on their way to the World Cup and capping the evening with a goal. Meanwhile Zlatan was at it again for Sweden.

Stoke Paper Defends Whelan Against Dunphy’s ‘Assault’

A regional newspaper in Stoke-on Trent has come to the defence of Glenn Whelan after Eamon Dunphy launched a stinging broadside at the Ireland midfielder. The Sentinel took exception to remarks made by one of RTE’s wise men in the aftermath of last week’s home loss to Sweden.

Ireland on a Tight-Rope with Brazil in the Balance

As the qualifying campaign enters the final straight, Giovanni Trapattoni, despite all the criticism sent his way, has brought Ireland to within touching distance of the playoffs. Host of the YBIG Football Show Dave O’Grady previews the Swedish clash.

Irishman Abroad: The Swedish View

As Sweden prepares to meet Ireland in a crucial World Cup qualifier, English language news site The Local’s resident Irishman Patrick Reilly reflects on what it’s like to be a sports fan in an adopted country and the split loyalties that inevitably occur.

YBIG Football Show: A 2-1 Win? No Problem!

It’s the most important game so far in the World Cup qualifying campaign for Ireland as Sweden and Ibrahimovic are in town. A defeat will finish us off, while a draw may only prolong Ireland’s chances of making the play off. The YBIG Football Show looks ahead to the crunch encounter.

Swedes Told ‘No’ To Aviva March

A request by Swedish fans to march from Dublin city centre to the Aviva Stadium on Friday evening and perform a Tifo display in the grounds, has been turned down by the Gardai and FAI. Up to 6,000 Swedes are expected at the crunch World Cup encounter but the march, which has become a tradition on away trips, has been ruled out by the authorities while an in-stadium display has also been shot down.

Don’t Mess with the Zlatan: Keane and Ireland Out to Silence Hitman

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the man we must shackle if we are to keep the visitors quiet and come away with a vital win on Friday. With a career that’s taken in some of the world’s top clubs, Ireland will be up against it to stifle the Swedish captain, but our own form striker Robbie Keane’s record measures favourably against the PSG hitman.