Croatia left-back Borna Barisic will be Rangers’ only representative at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar a several first-teamers fail to make the cut.

The Ibrox full-back, 30, has been called up to the squad for the tournament after missing the Balkans nation’s extraordinary run to the Final in Russia.

Croatia Training Session and Press Conference - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D
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Croatia will play Morocco, Canada and Belgium in the Group Stages and Borna Barisic will be aiming to get some minutes at the World Cup this summer.

“I am very happy and very proud. It is one of my dreams come true that I am going to the World Cup to represent my country and my family,” said Barisic [Rangers].

“I want to say thank you to the club, my teammates, staff and everyone around Rangers because I will represent the club and they helped me a lot to achieve this.

“I have been in the national team a long time now and I am happy with that but we have a very good and deep squad and I knew that I needed to be good this season to go to the World Cup.”

Borna Barisic heads to World Cup as Rangers stars miss out

Rangers might’ve had more representatives at the World Cup than just Borna Barisic had things gone to plan for several players in the squad this season.

Injuries and a lack of form have affected selection opportunities for several players.

Tom Lawrence – a shoo-in for the tournament with Wales – misses out through injury whilst countryman Rabbi Matondo fails to make the cut after a disappointing first season at Ibrox.

Antonio Colak might’ve even got a Croatia call, whilst Scott Arfield has also hung up his boots for the Canada national team.

USA loan pair James Sands and Malik Tillman have also been left out of Gregg Berhalter’s squad meaning only one Ibrox star is set to go to the tournament.

Every Rangers fan will be a Croatia supporter as Borna Barisic becomes the only Ibrox man left at the controversial World Cup in Qatar.

Meanwhile, one highly-rated Euro coach has appeared to rule himself out of the Ibrox running.

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