World football faпs have praised Lυka Modric after Croatia’s semi-fiпal loss to Αrgeпtiпa, wheп the toυrпameпt iп Qatar coυld be the legeпdary midfielder’s last World Cυp.
Coach Zlatko Dalic’s side lost to Αrgeпtiпa iп the semi-fiпal 0-3 after a doυble from Jυliaп Αlvarez aпd a peпalty from Lioпel Messi.
Croatia will face Morocco or Fraпce iп the third place match at 22:00 oп December 17.
Despite high expectations, captain Luka Modric was overshadowed by the brilliance of the superstar on the other side of the front line, Lionel Messi. Despite some stellar performances in his quest to take Croatia to the semi-finals, Luka Modric was unable to help the home team progress to the final for the second time in a row.
After the referee blew the whistle to end the match, Luka Modric recalled the image of Cristiano Ronaldo a few days ago when he cried in the tunnel when he suffered a bitter defeat against the South American team.
However, many fans have praised Luka Modric, who has made 161 caps for the national team since his debut in 2006, participating in the 2006, 2014, 2018 and 2022 World Cups ( only absent from the 2010 World Cup when Croatia did not win a place to attend).
“Luka Modric and his teammates should be proud of what they’ve done at this World Cup!” one fan said.
“I have always admired Luka’s style, the way he plays the ball is very technical, very passionate, passionate and quite skillful. For many years people thought that El Clasico was between Messi and C. Ronaldo, actually it is . between Messi and Modric,” another compared Modric to Messi.
“Never been a big fan of Modric but he is a professional footballer. If this is indeed Luka’s last World Cup, he will be extremely proud. What a superstar, What a great career,” another commented.
“Let’s give a fair assessment to Croatia and legend Luka Modric,” added another. “Respect the legend! Well done Modric”, another expressed similar opinion.