They are two of their respective countries’ most recognisable faces – and David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have plenty riding on today’s World Cup quarter-final.
Sweden great Ibrahimovic is now playing in America for former England captain Beckham’s old side LA Galaxy.
The two men’s careers have followed similar paths, both also playing for the likes of Manchester United, Paris St Germain and AC Milan, and on Friday, Ibrahimovic offered Beckham a wager.
“If England win I buy you dinner wherever you want in the world, but if Sweden wins you buy me whatever I want from Ikea, OK?” he proposed on Twitter.
Beckham replied on Instagram, saying: “If Sweden win I will personally take you to Ikea and buy you whatever you need for the new mansion in LA, but when England win I want you to come watch an England game at Wembley wearing an England shirt and enjoy fish and chips at half-time.”