The enigmatic frontman had hoped to be involved at the Russia showpiece this summer, but was eventually overlooked as no call was made to come out of international retirement.
As a result, the 36-year-old is being forced to watch on from afar.
Ex-England captain Beckham will understandably be rooting for the Three Lions and could have extra reason to celebrate if Gareth Southgate’s side come out on top.
In true Ibrahimovic style, though, the reward for a Sweden victory is slightly peculiar.
Yo @davidbeckham if @England wins I buy you dinner where ever you want in the world, but if Sweden wins you buy me what ever I want from @IKEASverige ok? pic.twitter.com/9z9xx89JjS — Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) July 6, 2018
Ibrahimovic is keeping things patriotic in his desire to hit Ikea, but what he has his eye on is anybody’s guess.
England will face Sweden in the first of two quarter-final ties on Saturday, with the victor going through to a last-four encounter with either Croatia or Russia.
Beckham never made it that far in his distinguished career, with 115 caps delivering only second round and quarter-final heartache.
Ibrahimovic will be hoping the class of 2018 endure a similar fate, allowing him to celebrate in style and acquire a new item of furniture for his Los Angeles abode.