Ivan Rakitic

Zagreb, Sep 1 (IANS) Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitic is expected to join the national team’s training camp on Thursday to prepare for the World Cup qualifier against Turkey.

The match is to be held here on Monday, reports Efe.

Rakitic is expected to join after a delay of four days.

Croatia coach Ante Cacic on Wednesday said the absence of Rakitic from the camp is justified and they are in regular contact.

Rakitic has private problems that Cacic said he hopes to resolve.

Cacic also indicated that if the FC Barcelona midfielder arrives on Thursday at the camp, he could play on Monday against Turkey.

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