Zlatan fined for ‘diving’ in US Major League match

Los Angeles Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been fined an undisclosed amount after being found guilty of diving during his team's loss against Columbus Crew, Major League Soccer said in a statement on Friday.

Zlatan fined for 'diving' in US Major League match
Zlatan Ibrahimovic salutes the crowd during a match against Real Salt Lake in April. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North America/AFP
The Swedish superstar was handed the punishment after hurling himself theatrically to the turf in the 23rd minute of Galaxy's 3-1 defeat to the Crew on Wednesday.
The incident occurred after a collision with Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
Crew midfielder Pedro Santos was also found guilty of simulation/embellishment during the game. Santos was also fined.
Ibrahimovic has been in superb form for the Galaxy this season, scoring nine goals in nine games. He is second in the MLS goalscoring charts behind Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela.
Galaxy, who missed the playoffs last season, are second in the Western Conference standings, two points behind leaders LAFC.

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Zlatan has been ‘cured’ of coronavirus: AC Milan

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given the all-clear to end his quarantine period and return to action after testing negative for coronavirus, the Serie A club announced on Friday.

Zlatan has been 'cured' of coronavirus: AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal in September. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
Milan confirmed in a statement that the Swedish striker had “tested negative” twice in a row, as stipulated in the protocol to be able to lift the quarantine procedure.
Ibrahimovic, 39, sounded a more triumphal note on his social media: “You are cured! The health authority says the quarantine is over, you can go out!”, he wrote on Twitter.

The announcement comes a day after Milan said Ibrahimovic had tested positive a second time for Covid-19, putting in doubt his participation in the Milan derby on October 17.
Ibrahimovic first tested positive on September 24.
The derby remains in doubt with two other Milan players and five from Inter currently in self-quarantine.
In spite of his absence, Milan have made a decent start to the season, having climbed to second in Serie A after winning all three of their games and reaching the group stages of the Europa League.