Luka Modric

Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic ends international career with Croatia

The 32-year-old Rakitic played 106 times for his country in a storied midfield partnership with Luka Modric that lasted for more than a decade.

published on : 22nd September 2020

Luka Modric asked Eden Hazard to be ready for upcoming season, lauds manager Zidane 

Modric turns 35 next week but Modric still feels instrumental to this Real Madrid, his calm masking an inner-steel that is well-suited to Zidane and perhaps symbolic of the team as a whole. 

published on : 3rd September 2020

Luka Modric compares Leo Messi dilemma to Cristiano Ronaldo's exit, says huge blow to La Liga's prestige

Modric has faced Lionel Messi 21 times and is the only player since 2008 other than Cristiano Ronaldo to beat him to the Ballon d'Or.

published on : 3rd September 2020

Here is the full list of winners at the Best FIFA Football Awards

Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who along with Messi did not attend the glitzy awards ceremony in London.

published on : 25th September 2018

Luka Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned FIFA's player of the year

Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who along with Messi did not attend the glitzy awards ceremony in London.

published on : 25th September 2018

Real Madrid's Luka Modric reaches Spanish tax settlement: Report

According to sources,  the deal reached with prosecutors involves him paying a fine that represents 40 per cent of the amount allegedly evaded

published on : 24th September 2018

Luka Modric should win all that Leo Messi can't, says Ivan Rakitic

The comment came after Modric was named as UEFA Best Player of the Year and earned a nomination for FIFA's 2018 Best Men's Player award.

published on : 15th September 2018

Despite being furious over losing UEFA Player of the Year award to Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo sends wishes

The 32-year-old Croatian midfielder further stated that he shares a good relationship with Ronaldo and they get along very well.

published on : 8th September 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo furious at losing to Luka Modric for UEFA player of year

Real Madrid and Croatia midfield star Modric beat his former teammate Ronaldo and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to the prize which was awarded on Thursday in Monaco.

published on : 1st September 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes not happy with star not getting UEFA Best Player award

Modric beat Ronaldo by 90 voting points and surpassed Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah 179 points to win the award.

published on : 31st August 2018

Croatians hail returning FIFA World Cup squad in grand parade

More than 100,000 people thronged the square to hail 'Vatreni' led by captain and World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric.

published on : 17th July 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Here is Express' Fantasy XI

After the month-long drama in Russia, Express picks its team of the tournament. It’s a 4-2-3-1, the most preferred formation this time...

published on : 17th July 2018

Luka Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

Modric was named man-of-the-match three times in Croatia's seven games in Russia, but even the Real Madrid midfielder was powerless to stop France's firepower.

published on : 16th July 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: 'Big brother' Luka Modric from a different planet, says Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic

Rakitic and Modric form one of the most formidable midfield pairings at the World Cup and after an impressive start, Croatia are being tipped to go far.

published on : 29th June 2018

The history boys: Croatia try to step out of 1998 FIFA World Cup shadow

Twenty years ago, Croatia reached the last four, being denied a World Cup final spot only by a Lilian Thuram-inspired France.

published on : 29th June 2018
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