Zlatan Ibrahimovic: AC Milan Star Switches to TV, Set to Host Italian TV Show Striscia la Notizia

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: AC Milan Star Switches to TV, Set to Host Italian TV Show Striscia la Notizia

  • Bullish AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to co-host a highly popular satirical TV show in Italy
  • Ibrahimovic, who is still going strong at 41, will become the first Serie A player to appear on the TV show
  • He has refused to retire despite injuries plaguing his career, with the Swedish striker determined to keep going

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to ditch football momentarily for the TV screen, when he hosts Italian television show Striscia la Notizia next week.

Ibrahimovic is currently sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury that he is yet to recover from.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan, Globe Soccer Awards, Striscia La Notizia, Dubai World Football Awards ceremony
Zlatan Ibrahimovic attends the 2022 Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on November 17, 2022. Photo by Waleed Zein.
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Ibrahimovic has repeatedly refused to retire despite his advanced age, insisting that he still feels good to carry on as a footballer. He is poised to make a return to competitive sport early next year.

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Daily Mail reports that Striscia la Notizia is a satirical program that has been on air for the last 30 years. It is produced by a company owned by former president of AC Milan, Silvio Berlusconi.

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Adrenaline - My Untold Stories

Ibrahimovic, who will be the first Serie A player to host the show, will appear alongside the main hosts, Sergio Friscia and Roberto Lipari.

The tall Swedish striker is also set to release his book titled Adrenaline: My Untold Stories, where he documents AC Milan's Scudetto triumph last season, among other things.

Ibrahimovic meets Messi at party

Sports Brief also reported that Lionel Messi rubbed shoulders with PSG teammate Neymar and former PSG star Ibrahimovic at Marco Verratti’s 30th birthday party. Verratti joined the French side in 2012 and is a beloved squad member.

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The Italian international celebrated his birthday with a glitzy party in Paris. A video from the party showed the numerous stars who came out to celebrate Verratti.

Messi also attended the fifth birthday of Marquinhos’ daughter, Maria Eduarda. Marquinhos and Messi are teammates at the French club.

Yokad reported that Messi stole the show once he entered the room, even catching the eye of the Marquinhos’ lastborn. Little Martina couldn’t keep her eyes off the Argentinian superstar when he came past to take photos.

Source: Sports Brief News