Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic posted a touching message to his stunning wife Raquel Mauri ahead of Croatia’s World Cup final clash today.
The 30-year-old is preparing to take on France in today’s big game as Croatia hunt their first ever World Cup win in their first ever appearance in the final.
It will be no easy task for Rakitic and co., but the Barca ace at least kept in good spirits by spending time with his gorgeous partner Raquel beforehand.
The Croatia international thanked her for her support in his life and career as he prepares for what is surely the biggest match he’ll ever play in.
Rakitic has won the Champions League with Barcelona, but lifting silverware with his somewhat unfancied national side would be a different level of achievement altogether.