Barcelona confirm Rakitic suffered hamstring injury during Croatia vs Spain
Barcelona confirmed that mid-fielder Ivan Rakitic suffered a hamstring injury during Croatia's UEFA Nations League match against Spain. The mid-fielder was substituted during the second half of the match which Croatia won 3-2. No date has been provided for his return to action. Notably, he would not have featured in their next league match anyway, as he was sent-off against Real Betis.
Barcelona's medical team confirmed that their star mid-fielder has not suffered any muscle tear. His condition has been described as him having "strained the semimembranosus muscle in his right hamstring".
Croatia will be facing England at Wembley. The match is going to be vital for both teams, as it will determine which team would qualify for the next level of the Nations League. Further, the team losing the fixture would be relegated. Rakitic's injury now means that the World cup finalists will be without him. This might impact their chances tomorrow.
Barcelona have important matches lined up, with them facing Atletico Madrid on November 25, a fixture they will be desperate to win to stay safely on top of La Liga's table. Then on November 29, they have the UCL fixture against PSV Eindhoven.