One year after trashing the U.S. Men's soccer team, Swedish soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to America ... wearing a NY Yankees hat.
Zlatan -- one of the most famous soccer players on the planet -- hit up Craig's in West Hollywood Sunday for a romantic date night with his girlfriend Helena Seger.
On the way out, we asked the outspoken 33-year-old how he felt about the global FIFA scandal -- to which he responded, "It's not my area my friend ... I play soccer."
Then he laughed.
It's the first time we've seen Zlatan back in L.A. since last summer ... when he told us the U.S. soccer teams "a big joke."
BTW, Team USA just beat Germany and the Netherlands ... who's laughing now?
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