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.