World Cup 2014: Zlatan Has Arrived!

19 Jun

I repeat, Zlatan has arrived!

After the heartbreak of losing the WC play-off match vs Portugal in November 2013, Zlatan was quoted as saying, “One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch.”

Well, here he is on Wednesday watching the Spain vs Chile match at the Maracanã with his son Max.

Bqew8lLCYAE48V5Bqg7ZKiIgAE0OJcAnd here they are again today, taking in the Uruguay vs England match in São Paulo. (And I see his other son Vincent sitting next to Maximilian. Hooray! I love Vincent with his little mohawk and hipster glasses  – Lozil)

“This game needs more Zlatan.” “Whatever dad.”

The Constipation Section.

There’s been curiosity around whether or not he would show up after he made those comments. It’s not just me, I swear! To convince him he should come, a group of high profile Brazilians created a video and online campaign back in May. Titled #VemIBra or “Come here, Ibra”, the video is kinda charming in a low budget sort of way.

Ibra’s response at the time?

France fans more recently got involved, displaying the following banner at the France vs Honduras game.

BqQwzELIUAEVJogWith all this love how could he not show up! I mean, who doesn’t love Zlatan?!

Possibly fans of the United States National Team now.

Zlatan was in the United States promoting the English translation of his book “I Am Zlatan” leading up to the World Cup. While there he visited Alcatraz and thankfully someone snapped this inspired shot.

“Not even bars can hold me back.”

Then he did what Zlatan does best, stir up a little controversy.

Someone, please, put him and Balotelli in a room together and let the camera roll. Pure comedy gold.

– hopechaser (twitter: hopechaser11)

3 Responses to “World Cup 2014: Zlatan Has Arrived!”

  1. Natalie June 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    OMG u read my mind!!!! I was thinking about him yesterday and today and how great it would have been if Drogba played against Zaltan in world cup (with their teams of course)!!!

    • hopechaser June 21, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Think my mind exploded at the thought of that game!

  2. hopechaser June 21, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    Great catch on Vincent! I was bummed I couldn’t find a photo with them both and guess I somewhat did anyway.

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