Zlatan’s ultimate sledge | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2015

The great Scandinavian rivalry between Denmark and Sweden had more on the line than just bragging rights when they faced earlier this week.  

Sweden had a slight advantage in their Euro 2016 play-off first leg winning 2-1 at home over the Danes.  

On the return leg Zlatan single handedly sent his nation through to the Euro’s, scoring two important goals in their 2-2 draw.  

The Danish fought back valiantly from 2-0 down but fell short on aggregate (3-4).

Zlatan isn’t the man we know and love without his regular banter. He was quoted saying this lovely statement towards the Danish rivals, which will surely dig deeper into their wounds.

“They said they were going to send me to retirement, but I sent their whole nation into retirement!" 

He’s a 34 years old veteran, but there is no doubt that Zlatan isn’t slowing down for no one. The Swedish striker has netted 14 goals in his last 13 appearances for Sweden, with 11 of them alone in 2015.  

This goal is the closest thing you will get to Brazilian Roberto Carlos’s curler against France in 1997.  

ANTHONY MARTIAL INJURY CONCERN FOR UNITED

It was an emotional night for Anthony Martial and his French team-mates after a chaotic week in France.

Unfortunately, Martial left the field early with a foot injury and was seen on crutches post game.  

French coach Didier Deschamps believes Martial only copped a knock and that it is nothing serious, although United manager Louis vaan Gaal won’t be taking any chances.  

SANCHEZ UNHAPPY AS CHILE LOSE 3-0 TO URUGUAY  

The South American World Cup qualifying table has been turned on its head, after a crazy week of internationals.  

Sanchez has labeled the Uruguayan’s bad losers and winners after the defeat on Tuesday.  

Uruguay dominated Chile in their 3-0 win, which was once again marred by yellow cards in an aggressive game.  

The two South American rivals share a violent history of aggressive games and red cards. Their last matchup at the Copa America’s saw two Uruguayan players sent off with red cards, as Chile progressed to win the entire tournament.  

As the table stands, Argentina and Columbia are outside the qualifying zone. Ecuador are in amazing form. We are sure the table won’t look like this after all the fixtures are complete. 

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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