This Saturday, after participating in Croatia’s 1-0 victory over Cyprus in the World Cup qualifying rounds towards Qatar 2022, Luka Modric became the footballer with the most matches played (135) in the entire Croatian national team, leaving Darigo Serena behind. Brand.
To honor him, the members of the Croatian Football Federation prepared and presented a video containing some of his international best moments with congratulatory messages from all the legends who have crossed 100 matches with their national team.
The animated sequence was accompanied by a standing ovation from his current colleagues, and with all love and respect, he could not hold back his tears. The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner surrendered to the unanimous recognition of his teammates.
Affection Luka Modric – the recording man
At times like these, the Real Madrid player has to go through all the complications that he was exposed to in the beginning. Lukita grew up in an unfavorable environment, in the middle of the Balkan War. He lost his grandfather during these conflicts and was forced to move – with his family – as a refugee.
His first steps into soccer weren’t easy either. While his talent was infamous, his dream club Hajduk Split turned him down due to his physique. His story is an example of struggle and improvement. Modric overcame the context in which he was born, recovered from rejection and raised his face despite all the adversities.
From refugee to world soccer star.
From the rejected little one to the greatest legend Croatia has.
Undefeated data. Luka Modric has played 6 major tournaments with Croatia: World Cup 2006, Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012, World Cup 2014, Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018. He will participate in the Euro 2020 finals and World Cup 2022.
Did you know…? Luka Modric has been a divorced Croatian citizen since 2006. Outrageous symmetry. And it continues to perform at a high level.
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