Rakitic tells Barcelona where he wants to go

first_imgIvan Rakitic has informed Barcelona he intends to leave at the end of this season. The Croatia international has found himself on the outer this term, as Frenkie de Jong arrived last summer from Ajax. Despite the Dutchman’s problems, he has still been preferred to Rakitic. As such, reports Sport, Rakitic has told Barca he accepts his cycle is over.Advertisement Loading… And while big offers are due to arrive from England, Italy and France, Rakitic has made it clear he will only leave for one club. Read Also:No Barcelona exit for Ivan Rakitic this January transfer window The veteran midfielder wants to return to former club Sevilla, where he’d like to play out the remainder of his career. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThese Guys Are Turning 50 This Year. Feeling Old Yet?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

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Football News We have now learnt to make comebacks after defeats, says India U-16 football coach

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India U-16 football team coach Bibiano Fernandes highlighted his players’ self-belief and ability to stage a comeback, after rounding off their campaign in the WAFF Championship in Amman, Jordan with a 3-0 rout of Yemen.The tournament also included a historic 1-0 win over Iraq, the country’s first-ever against the current U-16 Asian champions.“We have now learnt how to come back and win games especially after a defeat. We have been continuously believing in ourselves,” Fernandes said after India finished with nine points from four matches in the tournament.ALSO READ: Eng vs Ind: Anushka Sharma spotted in team photograph, check reactions“We had been conceding late goals in our previous matches in China, Thailand and Malaysia. The team was pushing hard for a winner in the dying stages but on this tour, we converted our chances leaving us in a much more comfortable position to defend and keep clean sheets,” the coach added.The Indian colts conceded just two goals from their four matches and maintained clean sheets in the other three.However, Bibiano said, “There is always room for improvement and we still have a lot of work to do.“The hard-fought victory against Iraq was extremely special. The 93rd minute winner is something that will stay with us. The biggest challenge now is to keep the team focussed and hungry for success.”ALSO READ: Sprint king Bolt gets new football chance at Aussie clubThe Indian colts made short work of Jordan 4-0 in their opening encounter and accounted for current U-16 Asian champions Iraq in what was any Indian national team’s first-ever win over Iraq in any format, before beating Yemen 3-0 in the last match.However, India lost to Asian powerhouses Japan 1-2 in their other match.The colts now proceed to Malaysia for the AFC U-16 Championship from September 20.ALSO READ: Google dedicates Doodle to Dilip Sardesai on his 78th birthdayThe 16 qualified teams in the AFC U-16 Championship have been divided into four groups of four teams each with the top two from each group advancing to the quarterfinals.India have been clubbed with Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in Group C.The four semi-finalists get a direct ticket to the next edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2019. last_img read more

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