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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Soccer Legend Rips Team USA

'A Big Joke'

6/16/2014 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

061614_zlatan_ibrahimovic_launchSwedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- considered one of the best players in the world -- just ripped Team USA soccer ... at least, we think he did. 

The 32-year-old Swedish-born striker was out at Boa Steakhouse in L.A. over the weekend -- instead of Brazil -- because Sweden didn't qualify for the World Cup tournament 

So, while he was in town ... we asked who he thinks will take home the title. 

His response -- "USA."

We asked if he was joking. He shot back -- "A big joke."

Dude, did Zlatan just talk smack?? 

Pretty ballsy for a guy who's team couldn't crack the top 32 ... then again, the Team USA coach would probably agree with him. 

GO USA!!!!

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