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  • Modric wins Ballon d'Or

    Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on the prestigious award.

  • Luka Modric crowned FIFA Best Player 2018

    End of Ronaldo-Messi reign

    Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday.

  • Ronaldo, Modric and Salah nominated for FIFA’s best award

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah had all fought for UEFA’s Player of the Season, which Modric won on August 30 and the three players will once again fight for top-place finish in another award ceremony after they were revealed as finalists for Best FIFA Football awards with the winner to be revealed on September 24.

  • Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric

    Modric wins golden ball as best player at the 2018 World Cup

    Croatia captain Luka Modric beat competetion from the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Eden Hazard to win the golden ball as the best player in the World Cup even as his side lost the final of the showpiece event 4-2 against France.

  • I'm the little man who can, says Modric

    "You don't have to be a giant to play football, I'm happy with where I am. I am happy with where I am and I never cared what anyone else said, it only further motivated me." says Modric.

  • Is Modric the best midfielder in this WC?

    The Croatia captain Luka Modric carries his excellent club level form that helped Real Madrid secure their 13th UCL title earlier in May to this World Cup as the Croats are now very close to achieving the ultimate glory in Russia.

  • Modric's dream lives on

    Croatia captain Luka Modric puts in a man of the match performance to lead his side to a penalty shootout victory over hosts Russia.

  • Modric pays 1 million euros over tax fraud

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, accused of tax fraud, has paid Spanish fiscal authorities close to one million euros, a judicial source says.

  • Modric latest Madrid star accused of tax fraud

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric became the latest football star in Spain accused by prosecutors of committing tax fraud on revenue from his image rights, a court filing reveal.

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    Tarnished Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes

    Croatia will hope Real Madrid star Luka Modric can carry the nation to the World Cup finals as they go into the first leg of a tricky play-off with Greece.

  • Martens named UEFA women's Player of the Year

    Barcelona winger Lieke Martens was named UEFA women's Player of the Year, beating VfL Wolfsburg striker Pernille Harder and Olympique Lyon midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, European soccer's governing body announce during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.

  • Modric to testify at key Croatia corruption trial

    Judge says Real Madrid midfield star Luka Modric will appear as a witness next week at a multi-million-euro corruption trial involving former top Dinamo Zagreb officials.