Previous
Republic of Ireland
Belarus
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Austria
Malta
6:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Serbia
Israel
6:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Luxembourg
Nigeria
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Vanuatu
New Zealand
0
5
FT
Game Details
Solomon Islands
Fiji
0
1
FT
Game Details
Next

Euro 2016 full squad lists

Euro 2016
Read

Ibra denies insulting Ronaldo and Messi

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has issued a statement denying that he criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Quotes recently emerged from the South American press, alleging that Ibrahimovic had been derogatory about the Real Madrid and Barcelona players.

However, the Swede has said he did not conduct any such interview while stressing that he has nothing but respect for Ronaldo and Messi.

He said on PSG's official website: "I only have good things to say about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. I've never given an interview in which I said negative or insulting things about Ronaldo or Messi, two players I respect.

"I'm annoyed and irritated to be the victim of this sort of practice, that is to cite players as having said things they never did with the sole aim of stirring up controversy.

"I respect football, my team, my team-mates, and my opponents. That will always be the case."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.