The midfielder is having trouble with his left Achilles tendon and instead of playing against Kosovo and Finland will be staying in Barcelona to recover
10:00AM Tuesday 04 Oct
Ivan Rakitic will not be joining the Croatia squad this week because of a problem with his left Achilles tendon. His availability for FC Barcelona training sessions will depend on how recovery process progresses.
The Croat was due to appear in two World Cup 2018 qualifying matches for his country against Kosovo and Finland, but will now be staying in Barcelona instead.