Euro 2012: Ibrahimovic sits out part of Swedish training

Updated: 13 June 2012 19:24 IST

Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic sat out part of team training on Wednesday because of a sore thigh, a legacy from Monday's opening 2-1 defeat by co-hosts Ukraine in their opening Euro 2012 Group D match.

Kiev:

Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic sat out part of team training on Wednesday because of a sore thigh, a legacy from Monday's opening 2-1 defeat by co-hosts Ukraine in their opening Euro 2012 Group D match.

However, the Swedish camp said that they weren't too worried about Ibrahimovic's status and that he should be fit for Friday's vital game agaisnt England.

"He took a blow to the thigh during the Ukraine game," said a member of the Swedish staff.

"Thus his not taking part was a precautionary measure, and he will undergo treatment later this afternoon.

"But there is no worry about him not being fit for Friday's match, none."

The 30-year-old AC Milan striker - who scored the Swedes goal in the Ukraine match but was at fault for the Ukrainian winner as he let Andrei Shevchenko get away from him - warmed-up with the rest of the squad and did some light work.

However, he sat out the final part of the session as he was treated by a physio and then watched his fellow forwards train.

Sweden cannot afford to lose to England as that will see them eliminated.

Topics : Football Zlatan Ibrahimovic Alou Diarra Lech Poznan Euro 2012
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