Mario Mandzukic says Croatia team-mate Luka Modric deserves to be a frontrunner for Russia 2018's Golden Ball.
England meets Croatia in its first World Cup semifinal in 28 years this week and Ashley Young says fear of Luka Modric should be ignored.
England meet Croatia in their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years this week and Ashley Young says fear of Luka Modric should be ignored.
Eric Dier has described Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric as "world class" ahead of England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday.
Neymar's hopes of bolstering his Ballon d'Or claims ended when Brazil bowed out but plenty of stars remain at the 2018 World Cup.
Talk of Cristiano Ronaldo joining Juventus is gathering pace but Luka Modric thinks he could yet stay at Real Madrid.
Russia's unlikely run came to an end at the quarter-final stage as Croatia once again progressed via a shoot-out.
This Croatia generation is nothing like the iconic 1998 team. Improvement is needed if the present is to outdo the past at the World Cup.
Ivan Rakitic said that Andres Iniesta's omission from Spain's team against Russia made him feel like he was "playing another sport".