"Watch out, an alien has invaded the pitch during Anderlecht-PSG!! #Ibrahimovic"

The subject of French actor Michael Youn’s recent tweet can expect support from fellow Swedish extraterrestrials when he swaps from club to international duty next month.

As seen in the above picture, Sweden fans are renowned for dressing up as blue-and-yellow aliens to go and cheer on their heroes! And how Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co will need their support as they head into their play-off for a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

Standing in their way will be a Portugal team led by another player incessantly described as hailing from another planet. “Ronaldo is an extra-terrestrial," said Alfredo Di Stefano recently of the 28-year-old Real Madrid attacker.

Di Stefano is arguably the greatest-ever player to never play in a World Cup. One certainty is that one of the sport’s current best will miss out on kicking the adidas Brazuca at its 20th edition. Will it be the Portuguese or Swedish alien?