Modric wins Golden Ball as World Cup's player of the tournament

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He emerged as a strong contender for the Golden Ball as he took Croatia into their first ever World Cup final. "The incredible fan support makes me even happier".

Croatia's Luka Modric was on Sunday named the 2018 FIFA World Cup player of the tournament after his team suffered a 4-2 loss to France in a thrilling final at the Luzhniki Stadium.

The event, held in Russian Federation, came to an end this Sunday as France recorded a thrilling 4-2 win over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Modric has covered more yards than any player at the World Cup, registering 63.03 kilometers (39 miles) in six games, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association. "I'm not trying to say it's a superior feeling that the French have for France, or Russians for Russia". "And I also have to congratulate my players".

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The Golden ball is voted by a panel and awarded to the best player at the tournament. This was maybe the best game we played in this tournament; we controlled the match.

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"I've seen a great deal of hardship in my life", Modric said Saturday, referring to war at home in the 1990s and a recent perjury case. Modric certainly believes that every member of the Vatreni squad can leave Russian Federation with heads held high and memories that will last a lifetime. In the first game, he talked us up to give us self-belief and told us we were still good players despite this crisis. No Croatian player has made more tackles throughout the tournament than the defender, who less than two weeks ago became an AC Milan player.

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