Rakitic and Halilovic stick the boot into Azerbaijan

Rakitic and Halilovic help Croatia to victory in a 6 goal thumping of Azerbaijan. The defender started the match and was involved in the second goal of the night while young Halilovic came on in the second half with his team already home free. More on this story

Modric wanted fellow Croatian Rakitic at Real Madrid

Real Madrid star Luka Modric has lamented that fellow Croatian Ivan Rakitic will not be joining him at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium next season. The 26 year old midfielder will be announced as a Barcelona player shortly according to Sport and Modric had some kind words for his fellow compatriot – More on Modric and Rakitic