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Rakitic promises ‘excess energy’ for WC final

Afp, Moscow

15 July, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic insisted fatigue will not be an issue for the biggest game of his career despite being pushed to three periods of extra-time to make tonight’s World Cup final.

Barcelona’s Rakitic will make his 71st appearance of the season against France in Moscow, more than any player at the World Cup.

“There will be excess power and energy, no worries about that,” Rakitic said on Friday.

“This is a historic game for not just us, for everybody who is a Croat. There are 4.5 million players on the pitch,” added Rakitic.