This Saturday, after participating in the Croatian victory (1: 0) against Cyprus for the qualifying matches for the World Cup against Qatar 2022, Luka Modrić became the footballer with the most matches played (135) in the entire Croatian national team, leaving Darija Srna brand behind.
In his honor, people from the HNS (Croatian Football Association) prepared and showed him a video with some of his best international moments and congratulations to all the legends who have surpassed 100 matches with their national team.
The moving sequence was accompanied by loud applause from the current teammates and with all the love and respect he could not hold back tears. The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner succumbed to the unanimous recognition of his colleagues.
THE EMOTION OF LUKA MODRIČ – THE MAN IS RECORDING
In moments like these, a Real Madrid player has to endure all the complications he experienced in the beginning. Lukita grew up in an unfavorable environment, in the middle of the Balkan war. During these conflicts, he lost his grandfather and had to move with his family as a refugee.
Even his first steps in football were not easy. While his talent was notorious, Hajduk Split, the club of his dreams, rejected him because of his physical complexion. His story is an example of struggle and improvement. Modrić overcame the context in which he was born, recovered from rejection and raised his face despite all the hardships.
From a refugee to a world football star.
From the rejected little one to the greatest legend Croatia had.
Data undefeated. Luka Modrić has played 6 major tournaments with Croatia: the 2006 World Cup, Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012, the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. They are going to Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup.
Did you know…? Luka Modrić has been an absolute Croatian citizen since 2006. Shameless consistency. And it continues to operate at a high level.