Ibrahimovic to don England jersey after losing Twitter bet to Beckham

8 Jul, 2018 14:17
Ibrahimovic to don England jersey after losing Twitter bet to Beckham
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Swedish football icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to pull on an England shirt to watch the Three Lions playing at Wembley after he lost a bizarre Twitter bet with David Beckham.

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On Saturday, the 36-year-old player made a friendly wager with former Manchester United star Beckham over the outcome of the World Cup quarter-final between Sweden and England.

Ibrahimovic, who played at two World Cups, offered to buy Beckham dinner anywhere in the world if Gareth Southgate’s men stopped Sweden on their way to the semi-final.

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In the event of the Scandinavian team’s victory, Beckham was demanded to buy the LA Galaxy striker an item of his choice from the world-famous Swedish furniture giant IKEA.

The IKEA forfeit was willingly accepted by the former England midfielder, who then outlined his proposal to Ibrahimovic if the Vikings lost, asking the Swede to “watch an England game at Wembley wearing an England shirt.”

Following the Saturday’s clash in which England beat Sweden 2-0, reaching the World Cup semi-final for the for the first time since 1990, Beckham mocked the former Sweden captain, reminding him of the bet they made.

Looks like someone’s coming to Wembley,” Beckham captioned a picture of him and Ibrahimovic on his Instagram story.

Ibrahimovic quickly replied, confirming his intention to fulfill the forfeit.

It remains unknown when the two friends will enjoy fish and chips at Wembley, but it’s more likely the highly anticipated meeting will take place later this year during England’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.