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Wales don't fear 'monster' Ibrahimovic - Coleman

3:53 PM GMT+8 04/06/2016
The former Fulham boss insists that his players are not afraid of facing the former Paris Saint-Germain striker in an international friendly on Saturday ahead of Euro 2016

Wales coach Chris Coleman insists his team are not scared of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as they prepare for a friendly against Sweden ahead of Euro 2016.

Sunday's international friendly in Stockholm will be Wales' final warm-up fixture before the European Championship gets underway in France on June 10.

Wales face a stern test against captain Ibrahimovic, who has been heavily linked with a free transfer to Manchester United as he prepares to lead his country at the international tournament.

Despite the challenge, Coleman says his players are relishing the opportunity of going head-to-head with the towering striker after he scored 50 goals in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain in 2015-16.

"I don't think any of my players have played against Zlatan," Coleman said.

"Ben Davies, Ashley Williams, James Chester and Neil Taylor are Premier League players and are playing against top strikers every week.

"But there is only one Zlatan and he is one of a kind on the planet in terms of how he plays.

"He is a monster of a man. He is mobile, scores goals anywhere and any way. It will be a new test for them, but it is not something they will be fearful of.

"They will look forward to the test and it will be a challenge. We need to make sure we are ready for it."

Wales open their Euro 2016 campaign against Slovakia on June 11, before facing England and Russia in Group B.

Sweden, meanwhile, have been drawn alongside the Republic of Ireland, Italy and Belgium in Group E.