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Rakitic Out of Nations League Clash Against England
Rakitic was substituted during the second half of Croatia’s dramatic 3-2 victory at home to Spain on Thursday, with Tin Jedvaj hitting a 93rd-minute winner.
That result set up a decider against England at Wembley on Sunday, but Rakitic will be unable to play due to his injury.
“I asked for the change because I had discomfort,” Rakitic said after the Spain win.
Croatia will qualify for the finals of the inaugural Nations League if they beat England in a repeat of the World Cup semi-final, but will be relegated to League B if they lose.