CROATIA'S LEADER: Luca Modric can play anywhere in midfield thanks to his ability to create and control the tempo of a football match.
Former Tottenham star sealed his move to La Liga in the summer of 2012, and despite being judged as one of their worst ever signings, he has risen to every occasion and proved to be one of the world's best players. This was at its peak when he was awarded the Golden Ball at 2018 World Cup and followed by the Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win the award in the past 10 years.
- 1. At 18 years old, he won his first Player of the Year award.
- 2. He captained Croatia to their first ever World Cup final.
- 3. He has been select for the FIFA World XI four times to date.
Modric is the perfect example of a midfielder that has the ability to control the tempo of a football match with his passing.