Ibrahimovic scored 62 goals in 116 games before announcing his retirement in 2016.
The 36-year-old Swedish striker established himself as fans' favourite at Old Trafford last season, with his self-confidence backed up by a 28-goal haul and numerous match-winning displays.
However, with Sweden qualifying for the showpiece in Russian Federation courtesy of a two-legged play-off victory over Italy, arguably their greatest ever player has expressed his interest in coming out of retirement.
"Watching the others playing in the national team", Ibrahimovic said, "it's tough". When asked how the adaptation process has been for him over the last few months, Lindelof said: "I think it's been good". You see his body, you see how he came back from a big injury, we saw him on the pitch and he looks very sharp. I want to feel that I can perform and give back. If I want to, I'm there, that's how it is.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says a move to MLS is "tempting" as he heads towards a probable departure from Manchester United. After that tournament, he called it a day for Sweden.
Zlatan's knee injury did not seem to be too bad previous year and he made a comeback in late November. Gosh, we need to talk about the great players we have in this team I believe.
"He said, "No" to me last summer and for me I respect that", Andersson told The Associated Press at a World Cup workshop in Sochi, Russia. We have many heroes tonight. "My advice to him is not about national teams, it is not about that".
A healthy and in-form Ibrahimovic remains one of the most lethal forwards in the world―it's nearly impossible to suggest Sweden would be better off without him.