‘He may be one of the best goalkeepers in history’: Ivan Rakitic on his ‘big friend’ Manuel Neuer

Ivan Rakitic of Sevilla in action during a match
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Ivan Rakitic has opened up to FourFourTwo about his enduring friendship with Manuel Neuer.

The Croatia legend played in the same Schalke side as the iconic Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper for three-and-a-half years before moving on to Sevilla in 2011.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.

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