Luka Modric was named FIFA men’s player of the year at a star-studded show in London on Monday, but neither of the men who have dominated the prize for a decade were there to congratulate him.
Luka Modric has been named FIFA’s men’s player of the year after beating off stiff competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.
Croatia’s tourist hotspot Dubrovnik is becoming overwhelmed by tourists, a problem exacerbated by its use for filming in Game Of Thrones.
Luis Enrique could not fault Spain’s attitude as they produced a superb display to thrash World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0 in Elche.
World Cup runners-up Croatia were thrashed 6-0 by Spain in their first competitive outing since their exploits in Russia.
Sergio Busquets says Spain are fully focused on a new era under Luis Enrique following three successive disappointments at major tournaments.
The father of a British woman who spent 10 hours in the sea after plunging from a cruise liner has said he is “trying to get to the bottom” of what happened.
Yoga fitness and singing helped a British woman survive for 10 hours in the sea after falling from a cruise ship, she is reported to have told a rescuer.
Retail sales cooled last month as buoyant spending on food and drink spurred by the warm weather failed to offset a wider slowdown in consumer expenditure.
A photographer who accidentally got caught up in Croatia’s wild celebrations after they scored the winning goal against England during the World Cup has been offered a holiday by the country’s tourism board.
France star Kylian Mbappe’s goal in the World Cup final against Croatia was the most tweeted moment of the tournament, according to stats released by Twitter.
Luka Modric and his Croatia team-mates were given a rapturous welcome home after their World Cup mission had come up just short.
In an outburst of national pride, Croatia has staged a heroes’ welcome for the country’s national football team despite losing to France in the World Cup final.
Fans are pouring in from throughout the country as Croatia gears up to give a heroes’ welcome to the national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.
France manager Didier Deschamps described his delirious World Cup-winning squad as “a little mad” after they celebrated their victory over Croatia in the final by gatecrashing his press conference.
Croatia captain Luka Modric believes his side were the better team in the World Cup final against France, but admitted: “Sometimes the better teams don’t win.”
France became world champions for the second time following a 4-2 victory against Croatia in a entertaining World Cup final in Moscow.
France manager Didier Deschamps was left soaked in beer, champagne and sweat after celebrating World Cup glory with his delirious squad – a moment he will cherish alongside the crowning achievement of his playing career.
France have been tipped to start a period of dominance after winning their second World Cup.
Luka Modric was unable to guide Croatia to World Cup final glory but won the Golden Ball award after being voted the tournament’s best player.
If journalism really is the first draft of history, later editions of the story of Russia 2018 will be starting from the premise that this was the “best ever” World Cup.
Like Lionel Messi in Brazil four years ago, Croatia captain Luka Modric lost a World Cup final but won the Golden Ball given to the tournament’s best player.
France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow, lifting the trophy for the second time.
France rode their luck before roaring past Croatia to win the World Cup for a second time as a thrilling tournament came to a fitting conclusion.
Pundits and players past and present were at odds as to whether Video Assistant Referee was used correctly after the award of a penalty which handed France a 2-1 half-time lead in the World Cup final.
One of the greatest World Cups in memory comes to a close on Sunday as France and Croatia meet in the final.
France coach Didier Deschamps will tell his young side to focus on Croatia and three other Cs when they meet in Sunday’s World Cup final: calmness, confidence and concentration.
Croatia will be taking a step into the unknown when they tackle France in Sunday’s World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium.
France will play Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Croatia’s current World Cup squad contains only one English-based player, but several others have made a mark on England’s domestic leagues in recent times.