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If Croatia wins, I’ll get a tattoo on my forehead, says Ivan Rakitic

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If Croatia wins, I’ll get a tattoo on my forehead, says Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic has made a special statement that he will get himself tattooed on his forehead if Croatia remains the World Cup winner.

Croatia never made its way to the final of the contest in the past, but will confront France during the World Cup concluding match that will take place in Moscow on July 15.

Ivan has been one of the major players for Zlatko Dalic’s squad, together with midfield associate Luka Modric.

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And Ivan hinted he would mark Croatia’s victory in a unique manner if his squad remains on top after beating France.

Ivan Rakitic stated that Croatia will have the backing of their whole nation when they confront France during the World Cup.

Croatia played its initial FIFA permitted match during the year 1992 and remained on the 3rd position in the World Cup that took place in the year 1998 but had otherwise not progressed further than the group stage.

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During a conference, Ivan said, “This is a historic game not just for the 13 or 14 players and the squad but also for everybody who is a Croat. There will be 4.5 million players on the pitch.”

“I think that you only need to take a look at the footage coming from Croatia to see what’s been going on over the past month. It cannot be described with words, that amount of joy, togetherness, unity, pride. It’s incredible. … If there was a stadium big enough for 4.5 million people, it would be full.”

The Group D champions, Croatia conquered Denmark and Russia on punishments and England in extra time.

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“There will be excess power and excess energy — no worries about that,” he said. “We will carry one another. We will get the energy.

“We know that this is the biggest game of our lives, and we want to leave the pitch with our heads held high and to be able to say we’ve done everything. We just need a little bit of luck to get the desired result.”

The midfielder, who plays for Barcelona, won the Champions League in the year 2015 and the Europa League with Sevilla the year before.

Rakitic stated, “I would exchange all titles. I would definitely leave my boots at home if that were the price I would have to pay. … I would pay any price for the success of my country. Individuals don’t matter. It is all about us.”

Published by Mamatha on 15 Jul 2018

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