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Legendary Midfielder Luka Modric Prepares for Fifth European Championship and Ninth Major Tournament with Croatia

Back in 2006, few would have pegged Luka Modric as a rising star on the Croatian national team. The midfielder was just 20 years old and had only just secured a spot on the World Cup squad. Fast forward 18 years, and Modric is set to make his 176th appearance for Croatia, cementing his status as an icon of the sport.

As Croatia looks ahead to Euro 2024, Modric’s experience and leadership will be crucial. The team faces a tough group, matched up against Italy and Spain, two opponents they’ve faced in previous tournaments. Modric’s ability to control the midfield will be key to Croatia’s success.

“The journey has had its ups and downs for Modric and Croatia. The highs include a brilliant 2008 Euro campaign, where Croatia crushed England’s qualification hopes, and the team’s stunning run to the 2018 World Cup final. The lows include the failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup and the off-field turmoil that threatened to overshadow the team’s performances in 2016.”

Through it all, Modric has remained a constant, becoming synonymous with Croatian football. Now 39 years old, the maestro has recently signed a one-year contract extension with Real Madrid, indicating he’s not ready to hang up his boots just yet.

As Croatia prepares for Euro 2024, all eyes will be on Modric to see if he can lead the team to more success on the global stage. With the Champions League, FIFA World Cup, Women’s World Cup, and Africa Cup of Nations all on the horizon, the football world is set for an exciting year ahead.

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