Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who played in the final of the 2018 World Cup, said goodbye to international football. The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) confirmed the news on Monday (September 21).
Croatia is the runner-up in the 2018 Russia World Cup. The 32-year-old former Barcelona star was one of the team's charioteers.
Since making his national team debut, he has played in a number of important tournaments for the Croats. Played UEFA Euro 2006, Euro 2012, 2014 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup. Where Russia played a great role in taking their team to the final of the World Cup.
Rakitic has moved to Sevilla this season after spending six years in Barcelona. He played 108 matches for the national team. The midfielder also has 15 goals.
The star said goodbye, Saying goodbye to the Croatian national team is the hardest decision of my career. But I think this is the right time to say goodbye. I have enjoyed every match I played for my motherland and the memorable moments of the World Cup will be part of my favorite moments.