UEFA have appointed an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation into Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for having an “alleged financial interest in a betting company”, European football governing body said on Monday.

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet  reported earlier this month that Ibrahimovic, 39, is a part-owner of betting company Bethard who he teamed up with in 2018.

FIFA’s Code of Ethics state a player cannot have interests in entities or companies that “promote, broker, arrange or conduct betting, gambling, lotteries or similar events or transactions connected with football matches and competitions”.

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Ibrahimovic had quit international football after the 2016 European Championship but returned to Sweden’s national team for its World Cup qualifiers last month while he also played in UEFA’s…

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