Ivan Rakitic is so confident that Croatia will win (or maybe lose) the World Cup final that he’s staked a forehead tattoo on the result.
After seeing off England in the semi-finals, Zlatko Dalic’s side are now gearing up for a winner-takes-all clash against France at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the game, Rakitic was asked by reporters whether he intended to add to his body art collection should Croatia emerge victorious.
Will I have a tattoo after the World Cup final? I have some free space on my forehead.
God willing, we win, then I’ll have a tattoo there. But first I’ll ask my wife.
Given this is the same wife that threatened to kill both Rakitic and anybody else responsible for shaving his head after Barcelona’s 2015 Champions League win, we think he probably won’t have to go booking himself in at the local tattoo parlour any time soon.
Not one for flippant, sport-based wagers, is Mrs Rakitic.