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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is undoubtedly the star player of the Croatian senior national team but he was missing in all their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this month. Luka Modric missed all the three qualifiers due to the muscle injury picked up while in club action last month. The petite midfielder opted to join up with the team despite the injury and Croatia were able to pick up two wins and one draw from the three qualifiers without him on the pitch.


Luka Modric is the Croatian national team skipper and he was absent as Croatia began their World Cup qualifiers this month with a goalless draw against hosts Russia. Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic then scored a late goal to give Croatia a slim 1-0 win at the expense of hosts Slovakia. Modric also missed the game against Slovakia. Keep Reading


As with other players in the Real Madrid squad, the Los Blancos midfielder Luka Modric has claimed that he is already looking forward to working with Ancelotti again after the Italian manager was confirmed as the club’s new manager. Ancelotti has been assigned to take over the managerial job at Madrid after Zinedine Zidane left his role as the club’s boss by mutual consent. Zidane, immediately after stepping down as Real Madrid manager, claimed that the main reason why he made the decision was that the club no longer showed faith in him so he had to take considerable action.

As at the time Zidane was deciding to step down from the Madrid job, Ancelotti was still managing Everton but he was immediately contacted by Madrid president Florentino Perez after Zidane’s departure. It will be the second time that Ancelotti will be the Real Madrid manager, and a couple of players in the squad, including Modric, are already buzzing to work with their former manager once again.
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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has revealed that the Los Blancos will be prepared to fight for every available title next season after the Spanish La Liga giants failed to win a single silverware in the just-concluded football season. The Zinedine Zidane-led Madrid team came just one point short of winning the La Liga title on the last day of the season and lost the trophy to local rivals Atletico Madrid, thanks to the heroics of star striker Luis Suarez.

The club also managed to go as far as the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League this season and crashed out of the competition after losing to English Premier League club Chelsea over the two legs of the tie. Having also lost the Spanish Cup to Barcelona, it meant that they would have to finish the season without any single title for the first time in a long time.
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The summer transfer window is going to be a decisive one for a lot of clubs and players as it is expected to have a lot of ins and outs, as clubs and players have already started getting prepared to be involved in the activities when the window opens. One of the players who have been linked with an exit from their current clubs is Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé.

The France international attacker has been strongly linked with a move to the Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid in recent months and with each week that passes, the rumors keep getting stronger, making the deal more likely to happen.
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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been named the thread best playmaker of the decade according to the list compiled by the International institute of Football History and Statistics (IIFHS). The decade under review from the IIFHS was from 2011 to 2020. Luka Modric is the Croatian national team skipper and he has been named the third best playmaker from the last decade from 2011 to 2020. Luka Modric finished third behindthe Barcelona legendary duo of Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi. For the fifth time, Argentine international playmaker has been named the best.

Barcelona hitman Lionel Messi previously won the award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 before the latest announcement that he has won the award for 2021. In addition to winning the playmaker award five times, Lionel Messi has been named second on four occasions. The Barcelona Academy graduate came second in 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2020. Barcelona legends Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi played together for many years before the former left to sign for Vissel Kobe FC in the Asian country of Japan. Iniesta previously won the playmaker award twice in 2012 and 2013. Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos completed the top five for the IIFHS playmaker award. Keep Reading



Journalist Carlos Forjanes of Spanish newspaper AS recently revealed that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is using veteran player Luka Modric in a mentorship role for hot prospect Martin Odegaard at the club. Zidane has a lot of faith in Odegaard who’s back at the club this season after a successful spell at Real Sociedad last term.

Martin Odegaard was given a start in the first game of the season for Real Madrid, an away game at the home of surprise league leaders Real Sociedad. The Norwegian international couldn’t do much about the match which ended in a goalless draw.His Real Madrid progress was stopped by an injury recently but the 21-year-old has returned to action. Keep Reading



Luka Modric as spoken up on the controversial move of Gareth Bale to Tottenham. The Welshman completed a loan move during the final hours of the recent transfer window. This move was finally made after a reportedly troubled relationship with the coach and management of real Madrid. Gareth Bale who recently disclosed that Jose Mourinho was the reason behind his loan move was described as extraordinary by his former team-mate.

Modric said he has spent a lot of time with the winger, almost his entire career. He fondly remembered they played together for four years at Spurs before spending almost double of that at the Spanish capital. Modric says Bale is an amazing person.
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There are rife reports in Sociedad that their star midfielder Martin Odegaard would be recalled by Real Madrid to replace the aging Luka Modric this summer. The youngster was due to stay at the La Liga side as a loanee for one more season based on the two-term agreement with Madrid. However, Zinedine Zidane has decided to bring the player back to the Bernabeu as part of his rebuilding effort.

The Norwegian player impressed this season, scoring seven times and assisting eight goal in 28 games. Madrid plan to integrate him as part of rebuilding effort and it could start this summer. The fans are excited that the player could play for the club for many years as he is only 21. He was the poster boy for a rising star that got lost in loan deals after impressing in the early years of his career.
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Italian giants Juventus are believed to be gunning for the signature of Ivan Rakitic before the January transfer window closes.

Croatia internationals at the top of Spanish football are not having the best of times. Mateo Kovacic already left Real Madrid in the summer after it became known to him that he was surplus to requirements while the younger ones coming through the youth ranks and expensive deals between South American clubs and Los Blancos were definitely going to be given a chance.

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Modric No More a Full-Proof Starter for Real

The holder of Ballon d’Or on the bench, it has been a little more than a month until we discover who is going to be the next footballer for 2019 in the world. Till then, Luka Modric is going to be the holder of the award. However, it cannot be said that he is the sure-fire starter anymore under Zinedine Zidane.

Amongst the three ‘Clasico midfielders Casemiro and Kroos remain in the starting XI of Zidane without any doubt. Nevertheless, Modric has seen the grip on the third position of midfielder slip away. He did come on for the last thirty minutes in the match against Leganes. Yet, the score was 3-0 and the opposition has started thinking about the weekend. The substitution seems to have been made so that Kroos could get some rest instead of anything else.

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