Thursday, 10 March 2016

Ivan Rakitić

Croatian professional footballer, playing as a central or attacking midfielder for Spanish club FC Barcelona and in the Croatian Nation team.

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Rakitic is the fourth used player in the Spanish Giant FC Barcelona and had scored 14 goals in his 95 matches. After joining the club in the summer of  2014, he has been an indispensable part of the team.

'Rakitic plays like he is from La Masia!'

The Croatian's compatriot Ivan Kelava, who plays for Granada in Spain, has hailed the midfielder's seamless integration into the Barcelona first team since his move from Sevilla

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This Croatian footballer has been a regular player under Luis Enrique's side and have been used most under his first 100 games.


The player has started his career in Basel and the joined in Schalke 04. And after spending three-and-a-half seasons in the Bundesliga. And then he came in La Liga with a contract with SEVILLA FC in JAN 2011.

2014 WC

In 2014 FIFA W Cup qualifying campaign, on the 12th October of 2012, Rakitić scored a goal from a free kick against Macedonia at Philip II Arena to help secure a 1–2 victory for Croatia. Eventually, after the playoffs, the team qualified for the World Cup. They entered the Group A with Brazil, Mexico and Cameroon. Croatia played the opening game against Brazil, which they lost 3–1. And in the second game, Croatia defeated Cameroon in 4-0, but did not progress as they lost 1–3 against Mexico, with Rakitić providing the assist for the only Croatian goal.

He is the first  player ever to win the Champions League one year after winning the Europa League while playing two different clubs.

Although he plays in the Croatian National League but he is a product of Swiss's youth level.

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