Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his return for Sweden but it was not enough for victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Montenegro in Podgorica.
Coach Erik Hamren admitted in the build-up to the match that Ibrahimovic is not yet fully fit after a heel injury, but put him in the starting line-up regardless and it paid off when he opened the scoring after nine minutes.
But the Paris St Germain forward then missed a number of chances to double the lead, striking a post in the 72nd minute, and Sweden...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that not knowing how long he would be on the sidelines for was the hardest part of his recent heel injury.
The 33-year-old returned to competitive football in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille on Sunday, his first appearance since Sept. 21.
The injury to his left heel had mystified both club and national team medical staff, and Ibrahimovic said the uncertainty over the exact nature of the problem had been a major concern.
"The doctors didn't know when...
Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he is hopeful that he can represent his country at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Ibrahimovic, 33, missed out on the World Cup after Sweden were pipped to a place in Brazil by Portugal, who beat them in the playoffs.
However, the Paris Saint-Germain striker could yet play in Brazil should Sweden's under-21 side reach the semifinals of next summer's European Under-21 Championship.
That would earn the Sweden under-23 team a place in the Olympics' football...
Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he was "still living my boyhood dream" after he was crowned Swedish footballer of the year for the ninth time.
After ending last season with a Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue winner's medal, and the honour of being the French top-flight's leading scorer, Ibrahimovic, 33, was unsurprisingly named Guldbollen for 2014 at a ceremony in Stockholm on Monday, picking up the award for the eighth successive year [Freddie Ljungberg won in 2006.]
"What do you say...