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World Championship. Modric, leader of ‘little Croatia’, who challenges Messi’s Argentina

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“Croatia has the DNA of Real Madrid.Observation signed by Luka Modric, midfielder, captain and leader of Croatia’s World Cup semi-final against Argentina this Tuesday (20:00, TF1 and beIN Sports) in Lusail. There really is something about Madrid’s refusal to lose that showed “little Croatia Coach Zlatko Dalic said. Small because it has less than four million inhabitants and has only been represented on the international scene since Euro 1996, five years after independence. But the mainstay of world football, as evidenced by these two consecutive World Cup final four appearances after the (lost) final in Russia in 2018.

Above all, a formation with “such a big” character, like the success against the Brazilian favorite in the quarter-finals (1-1 after, 4-2 on penalties), with goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic and striker Bruno Petkovic as heroes. . But none of this would be possible…

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Source: Le Figaro

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