Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko suggested jokingly Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to perform at the world Cup for Russia.
“When I was in Rostov (where Ibrahimovic in the “Manchester United” played “Rostov” – if), told him: “Welcome to the world Cup.” In plain English, of course. He said that more for the national team of Sweden will not be speaking. I replied that he is not for Sweden to play offer, and for the Russian national team. Offered him our passport,” – said Mutko.
He commented on the defeat of the Italian national team from Sweden, so the country will not participate in the world Cup for the first time in 60 years. “It’s a sport, so the Swedes wanted it more,” added the Minister.