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Barcelona signing Rakitic: I thank God I'm playing with Messi

Ivan Rakitic is excited being part of Barcelona's star-studded squad. The Croatia midfielder joined Barca before the World Cup from Sevilla.

"Deco said the other day that Messi could play until he's 60. I say he could play until he is 70, or 80, or until he retires. I have to thank God for allowing me to play alongside him," said Rakitic.

"Based on the past few years, it looks as though both Madrid clubs will be in the mix, although there could be the odd surprise. Every game is tough and it's always hard to win games."

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