Zlatan Ibrahimovic shows his s***housery with unnecessary barge on Azpilicueta

Spain secured qualification to next year's World Cup last night thanks to a late Alvaro Morata goal as they edged a spirited Sweden side 1-0.

With both sides entering the game just a point apart in their qualifying group, the match was simply 'winner takes all', and with the match goalless after 70 minutes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was introduced as he tried to be the Swedish hero once again.

However, after failing to register a single shot on target, Ibrahimovic left his mark in a different way, as he clattered into Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Chelsea star was met with a brutal shoulder barge, which was somehow not acted upon by VAR.

Ibrahimovic led with his shoulder and struck Azpilicueta with his full force as Spain prepared to defend a late Swedish corner, and the 40-year-old put on his best acting display by looking confused as to what had taken place as the defender went down in agony.

Usually football players do like to make the most of it, but being wounded by a built, 6 foot 4 Ibrahimovic does allow for some sympathy.

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Despite the clear intent from Ibrahimovic, the incident was bizarrely overlooked by the Video Assistant Referee, and the Swedish striker escaped what would've undoubtedly been a straight red card.

Sweden will still have the chance to qualify via the World Cup play-offs as they finished second in their group, but failure to do so will surely mark the end of Ibrahimovic's time in international tournaments, with next year expected to be his last should they qualify.

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