Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been named as the man of the match in the 2022 World Cup battle between his country, Croatia and African side Morocco.
Despite the encounter ending in a goalless draw on Wednesday afternoon, 23 November, Modric was able to stand tall above all the other players on the pitch considering his performance.
His attacking styles and brilliant distributions of passes in the midfield were superb against the Moroccans who also had the chance to win the game.
According to the update by Football Tweet, Modric was presented with the man of the match award after the encounter.
The former Tottenham player is now the first player to play in both the European Championship and World Cup in three different decades.
His first Euros campaign came in 2008 and he has since played in the 2012, 2016 and 2020 editions. His World Cup
adventures have come in 2006, 2014 and 2018, with this latest venture perhaps being Modric’s late chance of a good run at 37 years of age.
Meanwhile, Croatia will face Canada in their second group game at the 2022 World Cup on Sunday, 27 November.
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Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Croatia captain Luka Modric says his team must put aside the memories of their run to the 2018 World Cup final ahead of their opening game against Morocco in Qatar.
Modric was named player of the tournament four years ago as Croatia reached the final for the first time before losing 4-2 to France in Moscow.
The Real Madrid midfielder, who won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, is playing at his fourth World Cup -which is being held outside its traditional European summer slot for the first time.
Modric admitted to feeling “jittery” on the eve of his team’s opening game against Morocco in Group F, which also includes Belgium and Canada.
Argentina’s shock defeat by Saudi Arabia sent shockwaves through the tournament and Croatia will be on their guard against a talented Morocco side.