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The 30-year-old has blamed misfortune for their loss to the Three Lions, but says they will leave the tournament with their heads held high

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that bad luck was responsible for Sweden's 3-2 loss to England on Friday.

"It was a fantastic game. We were down 1-0 but then turned it around and were leading 2-1 but couldn't preserve it," he told TV4.

The AC Milan striker cited a failure to learn from previous defensive mistakes as the cause of their setback against the Three Lions in Kiev.

"We stuck to our game but were unlucky with the goals we let in. They went in the same way we have conceded before.

The result means that Sweden go in to its last game against France knowing they are going home regardless of the result and after the match, the 30-year-old was extremely downbeat. 

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"But it's just a shame that we lost. We did not deserve it. I don't have any positive feelings now. It's tragic."

'Ibra' went on to say that Sweden were the better team and deserved to win, and can hold their heads up high regardless of the result.   

"I think we can be proud. We did well and were up against a great team. We were better than them. But the difference is that they scored three goals and we only scored two." has a new podcast! Goal Daily Podcast is a MUST for all Soccer fans and discusses the very latest news and views. What’s more when you sign up the service is FREE for the first month and you can cancel anytime.