Ivan Rakitic scored a wonderful volley and Lionel Messi struck twice to inspire Barcelona to a thrilling 4-2 win at Tottenham in the Champions League.
Luka Modric is the best player in the world and should be recognised as such with a Ballon d’Or triumph, according to Ivan Rakitic.
Ivan Rakitic has confirmed he will be staying at Barcelona, despite being linked with a €90-million move to Paris Saint-Germain.
France were crowned 2018 World Cup champions after defeating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Ivan Rakitic has joked he will get a tattoo on his forehead if Croatia win the World Cup.
Belgium failed to deliver the goods against France, but Croatia’s historic victory against England gives hope to the ‘Golden Generation’ moniker, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Croatia will face France in the 2018 World Cup final after they came from behind to defeat England 2-1 in their semi-final clash at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Eric Dier has praised Croatia duo Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric, warning that England must contain them to book a first World Cup final spot in 52 years.
Ashley Young wants England to focus on their own qualities ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia, rather than worry about the threat of Luka Modric.
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic is in career-best form at the World Cup, according to coach Zlatko Dalic.