Ibrahimovic shrugs off positive COVID-19 test

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is known to refer to himself as

"No symptoms whatsoever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea", Ibrahimović wrote on Twitter.

The 38-year-old will miss the club's Europa League match against Bodo on Thursday evening.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said Thursday he tested positive for the coronavirus a day after he tested negative for the illness.

"Zlatan Ibrahimović has tested positive for COVID-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight's game against Bodø/Glimt", AC Milan said in a statement.

"I tested negative for COVID yesterday and positive today".

Ibrahimovic scored twice in Milan's 2-0 Serie A win over Bologna on Monday.

Ibrahimovic will likely be available again after the global break for the Milan derby against city rivals Inter on October 17.

The 38-year-old former Sweden global has been placed in quarantine at home, the club said. "All other team members and staff have tested negative".

Milan confirmed on Thursday the veteran striker had returned a positive result following a second round of swab testing ahead of the Europa League third-round qualifying tie with Bodo/Glimt at San Siro.

One of Europe's most charismatic players, Ibrahimovic previously played for Dutch side Ajax, Italian clubs Juventus and Inter Milan, Spain's Barcelona, US club Los Angeles Galaxy, France's Paris Saint-Germain, as well as English side Manchester United.

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