Modric is one of the world's best footballers
July 15, 2018 4:01 am
Croatia’s win against England in the World Cup semi-finals is a major feat in itself, but it means much more than you may think, especially for captain Luka Modric.
The country ended England’s “it’s coming home” dream as Croatia claimed a 2-1 win over the English side.
For a country of just 4.1 million that gained independence in 1991, it is quite the achievement.
Modric is one the world’s best footballers, no doubt, but there is a backstory leading to his reputable status and success that has led him to become such a valuable player.
Modric, like many of Croatia’s senior players, survived far tougher times than the tension of the World Cup as children during the Balkans War — and so Modric’s childhood was anything but traditional.