Luka Modric

El Clasico player ratings: Best six performers as Real Madrid humble Barcelona at Camp Nou

Goals from Federico Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric helped Real Madrid beat archrivals Barcelona 3-1 in an entertaining El Clasico. As the win took the Los Blancos to the top of the table, here are the best performers from the high-voltage clash between the Spanish giants.

published on : 25th October 2020

Friends at country, rivals at clubs: El Clasico to witness faceoff between international teammates

Ask any footballer. To wear his/her country's colours at the international stage will be always special. The bondings you form at the national camp is expected to run deep and last long. But your camaraderie with your international teammates can be tested if they are competing in the same league as you are in the club level. It extends to another level altogether when it comes to derbies. Sunday's El Clasico at Santiago Bernabeau will see some well-known names of football clashing with their international teammates. They know each other's game really well and who will ultimately profit from it? Here are three such pairs you don't want to miss out on.

published on : 1st March 2020

Ballon d’Or: 8 great players who missed out on the award to the Messi-Ronaldo show

While we all love Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the talent they are, the Ballon d’Or declaration make us wonder every time - What, rather Who, if not the duo..? TNIE explores

published on : 4th December 2018

Best FIFA Football Awards in pictures: Luka Modric and Marta bag player of the year honours

Luka Modric has been named the FIFA men’s footballer of the year at Best FIFA Football Awards in the Royal Festival Hall in London, Britain, on 24 September 2018, with Brazil’s Marta crowned the world’s best female player. Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who along with Messi did not attend the ceremony. Here are photographs of top footballers from the glitzy awards night. (Photo | AP)

published on : 25th September 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Key battles to watch out for in the semi-finals

This is the list of six key battles to watch out for in the semi-final matches at the FIFA World Cup: Belgium vs France and England Vs Croatia.

published on : 10th July 2018