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Modric Slams English Media After Seeing Off Three Lions

Modric Slams English Media After Seeing Off Three Lions

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 12, 2018 09:35 AM @KeeganKruger

Croatia and Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric slammed the English media after he helped his nation beat Gareth Southgate's Three Lions 2-1 after extra time in the second semi-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see pictures of Croatia's celebrations after they qualified for the World Cup final!

The Croatians, who have now reached their first ever final in the tournament, had to work hard for the win, having had to come from 1-0 down after Kieran Trippier found the back on the net in the opening minutes of the first half.

As the match progressed, goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic got the Mediterranean nation over the line, and Modric took the opportunity after that match to have his say about the English media.

"English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia tonight, and that was a huge mistake," a passionate Modric told ITV Sport.

"All these words from them we take, we were reading, and we were saying 'OK, today we will see who will be tired.'

"And like I said, they should be more humble and respect more opponents. However, we showed again that we are not tired, we dominated the game physically, mentally, in all aspects.

"We should kill the game even before extra time, and this is an amazing achievement for us. It's a dream come true for us after such a long time.

"We are in the final, it's the biggest success in Croatian history in sport, and we have to be proud."

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Croatia will play against France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.

Who are you backing to win the tournament? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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WTSHIBAMBU Joined: 20 Oct 2010
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WTSHIBAMBU Jul 14, 2018 06:56 PM
England media are full of shiti they even rated Hungry Kane more over Messi and Ronaldo
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MR E Jul 13, 2018 05:53 AM
Crotia will win I have no doubt!
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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Jul 13, 2018 12:50 AM
England was full of confident I couldn't even watch sky sports news becoz of their talk before the game now they are humble
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Sanchez Alexis Jul 12, 2018 03:33 PM
@pato spot on about England and Zebras, media darlings who are overrated. Even on this site, we're forced to read even about how many undies Crowne has. If DJ One leg wasn't a zebra, they (Soccowduma) wud have made a lot of noise whining about his age & underperformance what what but they find it hard to do since he plays for zoo animals
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blackmeteor Jul 12, 2018 02:13 PM
I'm sure the Croatian media also talked up their team before the semi-final.....just like the English media.....nothing wrong with that in my opinion.
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blackmeteor Jul 12, 2018 02:01 PM
@Aka-Skobho a Good summary, member .......WC final is a different animal...it acts as a leveller between the 2 teams. France is bursting with talent and my heart will be with them..........Yes, I think you are spot on, if it goes to extra time Croatia will lift the trophy, France will need to kill them in normal time.
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Aka-Skobho Jul 12, 2018 01:07 PM
France has got a good team that can easily win the World Cup tournament against Croatia if they all come to the party and play like they did versus Belgium, taking nothing from Croatia they are capable of downing France but for them to do so they'll have to dig deep and force the match to extra time because real I don't see them winning in regulation time
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pato Jul 12, 2018 12:55 PM
@ta more@mbekweni I agree but Modric is the horse that guy doesnt get tired even naku madrid when he is there you are at ease
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ta more@mbekweni Jul 12, 2018 12:38 PM
Ballon'Dor should be won between modric & Ivan Wether they win world cup or not given their national resources France has Pogba Griezman umtiti Cante Giroud MBape verane I won't count Dembele for now that team is full of great player no one stands out alone you look at MBape someone else punishes you
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pato Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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pato Jul 12, 2018 12:00 PM
England and Zebras same whatsapp group they play in the media......
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Warras4phefeni Jul 12, 2018 11:27 AM
Good English don't play football they must just go to England and prepare to intimidate couches for the next season.
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tcdeluxe Jul 12, 2018 11:03 AM
I feared colonisation all over. De commentators kept on en on abt 1966. A period wich no Black man/woman all over de world had any rights.while de team itself did well, its de red necks outside who rile.
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Jul 12, 2018 10:29 AM
That is good, English cows are talking too much, it serves them well
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wash & wear Jul 12, 2018 10:25 AM
finish the job against our african brothers france pleaseee mr modric# croatia will write history on sunday
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thato357 Jul 12, 2018 10:15 AM
Where are they now? OUT HAHAHAHAHHAA ENGLISH COWS. STALKING TOO MUCH.
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Boris Becker Jul 12, 2018 09:57 AM
Modric is God of football. Unbelievable spirit!

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