The Actual Madrid star has been a fixture for his nation since 2006 and most memorably led the best way to the 2018 World Cup remaining
Together with his look within the 2022 World Cup qualifier towards Slovenia on Wednesday, Luka Modric added one other historic achievement to his illustrious resume as he grew to become the joint-most capped participant in his nation’s historical past.
By beginning on Wednesday night, Modric earned his 134th senior cap for Croatia, shifting him stage with longtime Shakhtar Donetsk fullback Darijo Srna.
With Croatia set for 2 extra video games within the subsequent six days, it’s seemingly that the file could also be Modric’s alone within the very close to future.
Modric’s worldwide historical past
The Actual Madrid midfielder earned his first Croatia cap in March 2006 as he made his senior debut towards Argentina.
Within the decade-and-a-half since, the midfielder has been the central hub of Croatia’s group, main them to unprecedented heights.
With Modric main the best way, Croatia have featured within the European Championships 3 times and at three World Cups, most notably in reaching the ultimate in 2018.
Modric and Croatia made all of it the best way in Russia, shedding to France in that finale, after failing to make it out of the group stage in every of the midfielder’s first two appearances.
For his efforts, Modric earned the Golden Ball in Russia that summer time and have become the one participant aside from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or in over a decade.
In whole, Modric has scored 16 targets for Croatia, together with two throughout that World Cup run.
Modric this season
The Croatian star stays a key determine at Actual Madrid this season, as he has been since becoming a member of from Tottenham in 2012. He has made 36 appearances for the membership, scoring 4 targets, as Actual Madrid sit third in La Liga.
The Spanish giants are additionally nonetheless concerned within the Champions League, the place they may face Liverpool within the quarter-finals.