Short takes

• Tickets go on sale Tuesday for a July 31 match between Tottenham and AC Milan at U.S. Bank Stadium, as part of the annual International Champions Cup exhibition tournament. It’s the third such exhibition in Minneapolis, and AC Milan’s second trip here, after losing to Chelsea in U.S. Bank Stadium’s first game in 2016.

 

• Zlatan Ibrahimovic made headlines last week when he implied that he could return to Sweden’s squad for this summer’s World Cup, even though he retired from international soccer two years ago and the country had qualified without him. This week, though, both the striker and the Swedish FA confirmed that he would not be part of the squad, despite his hints. Ibrahimovic even noted that Sweden, which hasn’t qualified for a World Cup since 2006, is better without him.

• The champions in Europe’s biggest leagues are all but decided. Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich already have been crowned champions in their respective leagues, with four games to go. Barcelona could clinch a title Sunday with a victory and an Atlético Madrid draw or loss. As predicted, only Italy will have a title race this spring.