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World Cup Guide
2 July 2014
Rakitic happy with World Cup role for Croatia
Croatia playmaker Ivan Rakitic insists he was comfortable playing in a deeper role for his country at the FIFA World Cup.
1 July 2014
Rakitic completes five-year Barca switch
Ivan Rakitic has signed a five-year deal with Barcelona after passing a medical with the Spanish giants on Tuesday.
30 June 2014
Rakitic: I am not replacing anyone at Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic is keen to employ his own style at new club Barcelona and dismissed suggestions he is a replacement for Xavi and Cesc Fabregas.
26 June 2014
Modric and Rakitic slammed by Kranjcar
Former Croatia coach Zlatko Kranjcar has slammed Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic for their invisible performances in the FIFA World Cup.
24 June 2014
Kovac defends Rakitic role in Croatia loss
Croatia coach Niko Kovac defended his decision to play Ivan Rakitic in a deep midfield role in his team's 3-1 loss to Mexico.
22 June 2014
Rakitic calls for 'perfect' Croatia performance
Croatia star Ivan Rakitic said his team need to produce the "perfect game" to beat Mexico and progress at the FIFA World Cup.
17 June 2014
Emery wishes Rakitic good luck on Camp Nou move
Sevilla coach Unai Emery has praised midfielder Ivan Rakitic's professionalism after he joined Barcelona.
16 June 2014
Barcelona sign Rakitic on five-year contract
Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Sevilla playmaker Ivan Rakitic on a five-year deal.
13 June 2014
Rakitic urges positive outlook despite defeat
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has urged his team-mates to keep their heads up ahead of their next fixture against Cameroon.
11 June 2014
Rakitic excited by 'dream' Barcelona switch
Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic is revelling in a "dream come true" as he looks set to seal a switch to La Liga giants Barcelona.