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King Zlatan of Ibrahimovic donates England boots to team-mate for charity auction

These boots scored one of the best goals ever — and now they can be yours.

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC IS (rightly) renowned as the most egotistical man on the planet.

On Wednesday night he backed up his swagger in front of the only critics who really matter — the English fans and press corps — with an imperious four-goal haul, including a stunning 30-yard overhead kick that left the football world collectively slobbering.

But Zlatan has a soft side too and rather than milk his brilliance, he’s giving something back instead.  Sweden team-mate Jonas Olsson announced yesterday that Ibra has donated those boots worn on Wednesday to him and he will be auctioning them off for charity.

Anybody who donates a minimum of £5 to Olsson’s JustGiving page here before next Thursday will be entered into a random draw for the boots. All funds raised will go to the Winnicott Foundation which cares for premature and critically ill newborn babies, a cause close to Olsson’s heart as his daughter Iris Annabelle was born seven weeks early.

You might not be fit to lace Zlatan’s boots but if you win, you can do what you want with them. And if you still need convincing, here’s the goal again:

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