Zlatan Ibrahimovic lit up a night of friendlies most club coaches had castigated as an unnecessary intrusion into their domestic campaigns as the Swedish star scored four times to give his side a 4-2 win over England on Wednesday.
Sweden's captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) fights for the ball with England's Gary Cahill during their FIFA World Cup 2014 friendly match in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 14. Sweden won 4-2.
There was also further evidence France's 1998 World Cup winning captain Didier Deschamps was having a dynamic effect on the present French team as they followed up their impressive 1-1 draw against world and European champions Spain in a World Cup qualifier last month with a 2-1 win over Euro 2012 finalists Italy in Parma.
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