All Of Zlatan’s World Is A Stage, And We Are Merely PlayersApril 19, 2018
Each week, we at Umgås bring you, our loyal reader, “In the News,” a roundup of cool-things Swedish in the news.
It’s been another huge week for our favorite soccer star, Zlatan Ibrahimović, so we decided to bring you a special edition of “Zlatan: In the News.” After all, is there anything cooler than Zlatan? (Don’t worry, we’ll have our regular “In the News” piece later this week.)
Zlatan Visits Jimmy Kimmel
Early this week, Zlatan stopped by to chat it up with Jimmy Kimmel. The interview was pure Zlatan, complete with hilarious one-liners that not only put Zlatan’s confidence on display, but also had the crowd interrupting with cheers.
Zlatan to Become Face of Visa for World Cup
Our man landed a huge endorsement deal when Visa announced this week that he would be the face of its global marketing campaign for this year’s World Cup. Here’s the skinny from USA Today.
Speaking of the World Cup, Will He or Won’t He?
ESPN featured a piece about the possibility of Zlatan playing in this year’s World Cup and posited if he would be a disruption to the squad, which qualified without him. While he didn’t confirm he’d be playing, Zlatan told Jimmy Kimmel, “A World Cup wouldn’t be a World Cup without me.”
Even Newsweek is Getting into the Zlatan Business
Newsweek highlighted Zlatan on Thursday in a piece with the headline: “This player has the biggest ego in American sports, but most have never heard of him.”
A Budding Movie Star?
On yet another media appearance, Zlatan told sports radio host Dan Patrick he could be looking at starting an action movie career when he’s finished with his soccer career, according to MLSSoccer.com. He told listeners, “People say I should be a villain, because my English is like Ivan Drago.” Drago, of course, was Rocky Balboa’s nemesis in Rocky IV and played by Swede Dolph Lundgren, who might be able to give Zlatan a few tips.