David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have a hilarious, high-stakes wager on the England-Sweden game | Digital Asia

David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, pictured together in 2013.

David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, pictured together in 2013.
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  • On Saturday, England and Sweden are playing one another for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.
  • David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, soccer heroes of their respective countries, have an unusual wager on the outcome.
  • In England win, Ibrahimovic has to come to one of their games and eat fish and chips.
  • If Sweden wins, Beckham has to buy Ibrahimovic whatever he wants from IKEA.

England and Sweden are going head-to-head in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final on Saturday – and two of the countries’ greatest soccer heroes have a wild wager on the outcome.

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic issued a challenge to retired England captain David Beckham on Instagram on Friday. “Yo @davidbeckham if @england win I buy you dinner where ever you want in the world,” he wrote, “but if [Sweden] wins you buy me what ever I want from [Swedish furniture giant IKEA] ok?”

David Beckham was only too happy to take up Ibrahimovic, who now plays for LA Galaxy, up on his offer – with a twist.

“If [Sweden] win I will personally take you to [IKEA] and buy you what ever you need for the new mansion in LA @lagalaxy,” he responded, “but when @england win I want you to come watch an @england game at Wembley wearing an England shirt and ejoy fish & chips at half time.”

The Swedish footballer agreed to the terms on Twitter, tweeting simply: “Lets Go.”

The game kicks off at 3 p.m. UK, 10 a.m. ET, or 7 a.m. PT on Saturday.

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