Zlatan Ibrahimovic not afraid of terror attacks before Sweden-Turkey friendly
AFP photoTurkish officials have boosted security measures ahead of a Turkey-Sweden friendly in Antalya on March 24 following a series of attacks in Istanbul and Ankara, but larger-than-life Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has showed no signs of hesitation in visiting the country.
“I have not followed it here so much. But we play football and try to spread happiness in that way,” he said while responding to Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper on the March 19 attack and the cancelation of an Istanbul derby on March 21.
Ibrahimovic has also been invited to a wedding in Antalya.
Ibrahimovic plays his club football for PSG of Paris, which was subjected to an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack on Nov. 13 last year in which 130 people were killed.
The Turkish national football team players have already gone to Antalya under tight measures for the tune-up ahead of the European Championship this summer. Both Sweden and Turkey have qualified for the tournament.