Ivan Rakitić's Adidas Predator match worn
boots. This special made to measure
worn during the season 2008. Both
boots are personalized with the
name of his sister
"Nikol", the name
of his brother "Dejan" and his shirt-nr. "10".
Rakitić was added
to Croatia's squad for the Euro 2008 tournament in
Austria and Switzerland, where he was
the second-youngest player. He made his
first appearance at the tournament as a starter
against Germany, and eventually
provided a shot which ricocheted off the post and allowed
teammate Ivica Olić
score the second goal in their 2-1 victory. Though playing a strong
Turkey in the quarter finals of the tournament, Rakitić went on to
miss one of
three unsuccessful penalties in the shootout, thus leading to a
victory for Turkey.
special thanks to Ivan Rakitić and his family for
this fantastic present.