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Tough tie looms for Siasia as Ibrahimovic picked for Sweden’s provisional Olympics squad

Tough fixture appears to be waiting Dream Team coach Samson Siasia as striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been picked for Sweden’s provisional squad for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The Swedish football federation announced a 35-man squad on Wednesday, which will be trimmed to 22 for Rio where Sweden plays Nigeria, Colombia and Japan in Group B.

Sweden’s under-21 boss Hakan Ericson, who manages the Olympic football team, says the chances that Ibrahimovic will be part of the final squad are “not so great but there is still a hope.”

The 34-year-old Ibrahimovic, currently playing for Sweden in the European Championship, is one of three players over 21 allowed for the Olympic team.

Ibrahimovic left Paris Saint-Germain after scoring a career-high 38 league goals this season and is widely expected to join Manchester United.

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