LUKA MODRIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Modric, Rakitic lead Croatia in Euro 2016

Zagreb (AFP) – Croatia coach Ante Cacic on Tuesday named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, led by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic. Four younger players were cut from the provisional 27-man squad named earlier this month — midfielders Alen Halilovic, 19, of Sporting Gijon and Dinamo Zagreb captain Domagoj Antolic, 25, Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid midfielder Modric toughened by Croatia’s war

Zadar (Croatia) (AFP) – Bombs fell on the Croatian town of Zadar as Luka Modric refined his football skills in the corridors of a refugee hotel and in cratered car parks. Modric, 30, is now Real Madrid’s midfield general, plotting attacks for Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.  Modric was “a vivid child who liked to socialise,” recalled Miodrag Paunovic, one...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Modric targets Champions League final for Real Madrid comeback

Luka Modric has targeted the Champions League final for making his Real Madrid comeback after he was ruled out of action with a knee injury two days ago. The Croatia international strained ligaments in his right knee during Saturday's victory over Malaga and it was suggested the influential midfielder could be sidelined for a month and a half. Modric, who only came back from a four...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Modric: Real Madrid will soon be back to their optimum level

Luka Modric says the Real Madrid have not been at their best in recent weeks, but insists they will get back to their top level. Slip ups against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao have seen the world champions surrender their place at the top of La Liga to Barcelona, while they scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Schalke in midweek...
Via Fox Sports
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric targets Champions League return

Luka Modric hopes to return to Real Madrid's side in mid-February but insists he will not rush his comeback from a thigh injury. Modric injured a thigh muscle during Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy in November, and was sent for surgery to repair the problem. The midfielder was expected to be out for three months, and wants to make sure he is fully fit before he returns...
Via Fox Sports
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid midfielder Modric ruled out for three months

The Croatian Football Federation (CFF) has confirmed that Real Madrid star Luka Modric will be sidelined for three months with a thigh tear. The 29-year-old midfielder suffered the injury during the first half of Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy on Sunday, which ended in a 1-1 draw, but the CFF insists the midfielder will not require surgery. "MRI scans in Madrid showed...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brazil ’14: Recap from the first 3 days

La Cupo del Mundo is underway, and it’s been a sizzling start! Brazil’s win over Croatia in the opener was marked with controversy. Mostly about the way that announcer Ian Darke pronounces controversy. Not really. The scandal arose from the penalty Brazil won and converted to take a 2-1 lead over Croatia. It was a bad call, and realistically the first of many questionable ones...
Via isportsweb.com
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea ready to sell €30m Brazilian, wants Modric in return

Chelsea ready to sell €30m Brazilian, wants Modric in return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea have already sold Brazilian David Luiz to PSG and the Londoners are keen to offload Brazilian midfielder Ramires as well in the summer. Central midfield is one of the areas where Jose Mourinho is looking to make drastic changes in the summer. Club legend Frank Lampard has...
Via Soccerlens
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos Ties Champions League Final With Goal In Stoppage Time

Atlético Madrid defended wave after wave of Real Madrid attacking play in the second half of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final, but they couldn’t protect a 1-0 lead through 90 minutes as Los Blancos center back Sergio Ramos scored the equalizer off a corner kick in stoppage time. Ramos used his head to deflect Luka Modric’s corner kick to the bottom left corner of the...
Via NESN.com
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sergio Ramos’ Stunning Header To Tie Real-Atletico UFEA Final

Video of Sergio Ramos' stunning header from Luka Modric to tie the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Via Gamedayr
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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