Ibrahimovic out of Germany friendly

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not play in Wednesday's friendly against Germany, his coach Erik Hamren has announced.

"As the situation stands it is better that he rests," Hamren told reporters in the southern Swedish city of Malmo.

The AC Milan forward "got a few knocks in the match against Inter (Milan)" on Sunday, Hamren explained, according to the TT news agency.

The much-anticipated friendly match against Germany in the southwestern city of Gothenburg would therefore have to go ahead without Sweden's biggest star.

"If Wednesday's game had been a qualifying match he would have played," Hamren said.