- Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced via social media that he would honour his bet World Cup bet with former teammate David Beckham
- The former teammates bet on the outcome of the World Cup quarter-final match between England and Sweden on Saturday
- According to the terms of the deal, Ibrahimovic will now have to attend an England match at Wembley Stadium while wearing an England jersey and he will have to eat fish and chips
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has proven to be a man of his word. The footballing great has confirmed through his social media channels that he would honour the World Cup bet he lost against former teammate David Beckham.
Ibrahimovic will now have to attend an England international match at Wembley Stadium in London with Beckham. The terms of the bet will also mean that Ibrahimovic will have to wear an England jersey during the match and during half-time, he will be treated to fish and chips by Beckham.
The former teammates got involved in a very public (thanks to their millions of followers) bet on the outcome of the World Cup quarter final match between Sweden and England on Sunday.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Ibrahimovic started the bet when he posted pictures of previous encounters between the national sides in which he and Beckham were playing.
He followed that up with the following post which outlined the original terms of the bet.
Sport24.com reported that Beckham buoyed by the national mood sweeping across England replied to the bet and actually upped the ante for both men.
Beckham proposed a new bet which Ibrahimovic duly accepted. The deal received the seal of approval from the player’s former US club the LA Galaxy.
The way in which Ibrahimovic accepted his fate and confirmed he would keep his side of the deal is pretty spectacular. He played into the English mood of “It’s coming home” perfectly by posting on Instagram “I’m coming congrats.”
The next available England match at Wembley will take place on 8 September and will see the Three Lions take on Spain. We and the rest of the footballing world will be looking at the stands to see whether Ibrahimovic and Beckham make their appearance.
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