Modric and Budimir strike as Croatia win 2-1 to clinch first ever victory over Portugal

Sun, 09 Jun 2024 - 05:19 GMT

Goals in each half by Luka Modric and Ante Budimir got Croatia a historic first win over Portugal in eight matches when they beat the hosts 2-1 in an international friendly on Saturday, as Cristiano Ronaldo remained on the bench.

Dalic praises evergreen Modric as Croatia reach Nations League final

Thu, 15 Jun 2023 - 05:06 GMT

Real Madrid's Modric won a penalty for Croatia's opening goal and converted a spot kick in extra time to wrap up victory for Dalic's side.

Real Madrid's Modric a doubt for Copa del Rey final

Fri, 28 Apr 2023 - 01:21 GMT

"He had an injury in the match against Girona and is out of action," Ancelotti told reporters ahead of Saturday's LaLiga game against Almeria.

UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against PSG president

Fri, 11 Mar 2022 - 12:48 GMT

PSG, who lost the last-16 tie 3-2 on aggregate, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Barcelona, Real Madrid combine present and future in Clasico of fallen giants

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 - 01:08 GMT

The result on Sunday will be two sides made up of separate generations.

I call him ‘Dad’: Rodrygo on Modric

Sun, 26 Jul 2020 - 09:40 GMT

Real Madrid player Rodrygo revealed a strange relationship that brings him together with veteran teammate Luka Modric.

Varane powers Real to win at hard-nosed Getafe

Sun, 05 Jan 2020 - 01:41 GMT

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane made up for the absence of Sergio Ramos by scoring one goal and making another to help his side to a hard-fought 3-0 win at Getafe on Saturday, their first La Liga victory in four matches.

Modric shows confidence ahead of round of 16 draw

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 - 01:05 GMT

Real Madrid will face one of these five teams who finished group leaders; Liverpool, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Manchester City and Juventus.

Modric beats Djokovic to win Balkan athlete of year

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 - 02:02 GMT

Luka Modric was named Balkan Athlete of the Year on Thursday, becoming only the second soccer player to scoop the prize after Bulgaria's former European Footballer of the Year Hristo Stoichkov in 1994.

Modric wins 2018 Ballon d'Or, breaks Messi-Ronaldo dominance

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 - 10:52 GMT

Juventus forward and 2017 winner Ronaldo came second, while Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann came third.

Inter to sue La Liga boss over Modric comments

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 - 12:00 GMT

Inter Milan said Friday they were ready to sue Spanish football league president Javier Tebas over comments he made concerning the Italian team's bid to sign Real Madrid's Croatian star Luka Modric this summer.

Modric discusses his departure with Perez this week: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Sun, 05 Aug 2018 - 02:14 GMT

Luka Modric will meet next Wednesday with Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez, to discuss his possible departure from Real Madrid and his signing for Inter Milan.

Modric blames Griezmann's penalty for World Cup loss

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 01:00 GMT

Croatia's captain led his team to their first World Cup final surpassing the Croatian achievement in the1998 World Cup when they finished third.

No surprises in France & Croatia line-ups, Modric vs Mbappe for the World Cup dream

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 - 02:20 GMT

Twenty Two players carry the dreams of their people; will it be the first for Croatia or France for the double?

Captain Modric dreaming of Croatia's fairytale finish in Russia

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 - 06:22 GMT

Luka Modric has already done enough at the World Cup to upstage some top names in contemporary soccer

Modric could be Ballon d'Or winner if he was Spanish or German - Lovren

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 - 03:00 GMT

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says team mate Luka Modric would be a contender for the Ballon d'Or award if he was Spanish or German and is under-valued because of his nationality.

VIDEO: Super Eagles earning their World Cup wings

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 - 08:07 GMT

Nigeria suffered from a bit of growing pains on Saturday when the young Super Eagles were schooled in set pieces by Croatia who shot to the top of Group D

Zidane leaves Ronaldo, Modric and Bale out of Malaga trip

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - 12:24 GMT

Zidane left Cristiano Ronaldo at home for his side's Liga game away to basement club Malaga on Sunday, also resting Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane.

Marcelo is back but Kroos, Modric are doubt against PSG

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 - 07:05 GMT

Real Madrid midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have little chance of being available to coach Zinedine Zidane for the next game against Paris Saint Germain.

Real's Modric, Marcelo risk missing PSG visit through injury

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 12:00 GMT

Real Madrid could be without Marcelo and Modric for their Champions League last-16 second leg at Paris St Germain.