Zlatko Dalic on Luka Modric to play for Croatia. Luka Modric, a player for Croatia, is nearing the conclusion of his career. Zlatko Dalic, the head coach of Croatia, has stated his desire for Luka Modric to continue representing his country after the FIFA World Cup in 2022. At the beginning of the competition, few supporters anticipated that Croatia would be one of the final four teams competing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. But‘s team impressively made it to the competition’s semifinals.
However, Croatia’s ambition of competing in the FIFA World Cup was dashed after this week’s 3-0 loss to Argentina in the semifinals. La Albiceleste secured their spot in the championship game thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi and two goals from Julian Alvarez. Dalic and company will continue to have high hopes for this weekend’s conclusion of their FIFA World Cup run. On Saturday, they have a third-place playoff matchup against Morocco (December 17).
Given that Modric is nearing the conclusion of his career, Saturday’s game might be particularly significant as his last for the national team. The UEFA European Championship in 2024 will take place when the Real Madrid midfielder will be 38 years old. However, Dalic is optimistic that the former Tottenham Hotspur player would be able to continue playing for the Kockasti at least until the end of the European Championship. He is aware that the player must make the choice, though. He said during a press conference; “I hope he [Modric] can be there, though he will decide for himself, I hope he can continue.”
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