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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scores 2 Goals & Then Boards Flight to Grant a Dying Child’s Wish to Meet Him: Nightly Soccer Report

zlatan ibrahimovic1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scores 2 Goals & Then Boards Flight to Grant a Dying Childs Wish to Meet Him: Nightly Soccer Report

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a star both on and off the pitch. Tonight in the UEFA Champions League against Benfica, the Swedish striker scored two goals for Paris Saint-Germain. Then immediately after the match, the former Barcelona player boarded a flight to Sarajevo to grant a dying child’s wish to meet him.

The 8-year-old boy has one month to live, and his final wish is to meet his idol, Ibrahimovic.

In a world where it’s so rare to see footballers care about the public, this is a heartwarming story and a classic example of what separates Ibra from many of the other athletes out there in the sport of soccer.

Here are the highlights of the PSG-Benfica game:

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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