SOT, Ivan Rakitic, Croatian footballer (Croatian): “Yeah, in this case I would definitely leave my boots at home on Monday if I had to pay such a price. I would pay any price for the success of my country, of my Croatia.” Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitic talked about the significance and price of victory in the upcoming World Cup final with France at a press conference in Moscow on Friday... Еще. Asked whether he would immediately retire from football in exchange for winning the World Cup on Sunday, Rakitic said without hesitation that he 'would leave [his] boots at home' and 'would pay any price for the success of my country, of my Croatia.' Stating that the battle for victory in the tournament 'is a historic match,' the footballer said that all the Croatians will be playing in Sunday’s match. “In fact, there will be 4,500,000 players on the pitch on Sunday,” he said. Rakitic noted that the French team 'deserve' to be in the final, meanwhile saying that Croatia 'have a huge desire to win.' The World Cup final between France and Croatia will take place on Sunday, July 15 in Moscow.