• Offside magazine (Issue 9, Summer 2012): Hace un año, la FIFA multó a Vlatko Markovic, presidente de la Federación de fútbol croata, por declarar que “de ninguna manera podría jugar un homosexual en la selección” y que “afortunadamente, el fútbol sólo lo juega la gente sana”. ¿Has compartido vestuario con algún jugador homosexual? Que opinas al respecto?
  • Ivan Rakitić: Respeto a los homosexuales, pero no quiero a esa gente en el vestuario. No me marcharía de un equipo por eso, porque respeto igual a un homosexual que a un negro, un gordo o un enano, pero de ser posible prefiero no tener a gays en mi vida.
  • Rough English translation: Respect to homosexuals, but I do not want those people in the locker room. I would not leave a team for that, because I equally respect homosexuals, blacks, a fat person or a dwarf, but if possible I'd rather not have gays in my life.
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12 April 2013: Real Betis 3-3 Sevilla FC

12 April 2013: Real Betis 3-3 Sevilla FC
Ivan Rakitić celebrates his 2 goals of the night

well! that certainly was an entertaining match, to say the least ;-) 6 goals with 7 yellow cards and 1 red card in total made the night more colourful, lol

ivan rakitic bagged his first brace for sevilla, scoring on the 7th and 19th minutes. 

real betis 3-3 sevilla fc at full time

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8 April 2013: Sevilla 2 - 1 Athletic 

10 April 2013: Ivan and Raquel got married today!!! :3 [~]

Anonymous :
He got maried today...

thanks for the info, anon :) if you can scan and submit articles you can find in sevilla newspapers that i could put on the blog so that other ivan fans could also see, i’d appreciate that very much! 

i’m so happy for them & i wish them all the best!!! :D

9 April 2013: post-match article via SFC Periódico [~]

8 April 2013: Sevilla FC 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
5’ Alvaro Negredo scores from an Ivan Rakitic free kick


Rakitic now has 8 assists in La Liga, where he is fifth overall with only Iniesta (14), Messi (11), Özil (11), and Fabregas (10) ranking higher.