Zlatan Ibrahimovic made sure that he will get at least one more chance on a grand international stage.
Ibrahimovic scored twice in the second leg of Sweden's Euro 2016 qualifying playoff vs. Denmark, leading the Swedes in a 2-2 draw on the day and a 4-3 aggregate triumph.
The 34-year-old Ibrahimovic scored Sweden's last three goals in the series, netting the eventual winning penalty kick in the first leg before Tuesday's double.
He opened the scoring in the 19th minute, redirecting home a corner kick to negate the away-goal edge that Denmark had brought into the second leg. He saved his best for last, putting an exclamation point on the festivities with a wondrous bending free kick in the 76th minute.
Ibrahimovic then let his mouth do his talking. In response to Danish calls that he should retire, Ibrahimovic responded postgame by reportedly saying: "They said I should retire, but I sent their whole country into retirement." Indeed.
Sweden rounds out the 24-team field that will take to the continental stage in France next summer, joining Hungary, Ireland and Ukraine as winners in the playoff round. Watch Ibrahimovic's two goals, which bring him within five of Robbie Keane's all-time international lead among active players (67), below:
During his summer visit to SI, Ibrahimovic spoke of the significance of being able to represent Sweden in the European championship again, and the added twist of it taking place in France, where he currently stars for Paris Saint-Germain: