LUKA MODRIC

  • Carlo Ancelotti earmarks Khedira as replacement for injured Modric November 21, 2014

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was a big blow to lose Luka Modric to a long-term injury, but he hopes to have Sami Khedira fit to take his place in midfield against Eibar on Saturday. Khedira has made few starts this season, having suffered with a succession of injuries...
  • Luka Modric injury gives Carlo Ancelotti midfield problem November 20, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces a dilemma following an injury to Croatia midfielder Luka Modric when the leaders return to La Liga action after the international break at promoted Eibar on Saturday. Modric is likely to be out until at least January and replacing him with Spain playmaker Isco,...
  • Real Madrid's midfielder Luka Modric suffers injury blow November 18, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is set to miss the rest of the year with a thigh injury, the La Liga leaders said in a statement on Monday. Modric went off injured in the first half of Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier in Italy on Sunday and team doctor Boris Nemec's...
  • Luka Modric commits to Real Madrid with new fouryear deal August 20, 2014

    Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will remain at the European Champions for the next four years after signing a new contract, the La Liga giants announced on Wednesday. "Real Madrid C. F. announces the extension Luka Modric's contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons," the club...
  • World Cup 2014: Mexico can go far, says Luka Modric June 24, 2014

    Recife: Croatia midfielder Luka Modric declared Mexico "can go far" after Miguel Herrera's side produced a late threegoal salvo to secure a place in the World Cup knockout stage. Modric said his team had under performed but admitted Mexico, who won 31 against Croatia Monday, showed they were the better team...
  • World Cup 2014, Cameroon v Croatia: as it happened June 19, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cameroon and Croatia clash in Manaus looking to put their troubles behind them and keep alive their hopes of making the World Cup knockout rounds....
  • World Cup 2014: Fit Modric and debutant Mandzukic to lead Croatia charge June 18, 2014

    Midfielder Luka Modric and availableagain striker Mario Mandzukic will spearhead Croatia's effort to keep alive their hopes of reaching the World Cup last 16 when they face Cameroon on Wednesday, coach Niko Kovac said. Modric has recovered from a foot injury he sustained in the opening 31 Group A defeat by...
  • World Cup 2014: Luka Modric injured in loss against Brazil June 14, 2014

    Salvador: Playmaker Luka Modric is in doubt for Croatia's next World Cup match against Cameroon after injuring his foot in the tournament opening loss to Brazil. Croatia team officials on Friday said Modric was taken to a hospital in Salvador, near the squad's training base, to check the extent of...
  • As it happened: FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil vs Croatia June 13, 2014

    After Marcelo's own goal in the 11th minute, Neymar scored in each half and Oscar scored in the 91st minute to give Brazil 31 win....
  • Croatian teammates hail Real Madrid star Luka Modric May 26, 2014

    Luka Modric and his UEFA Champions League football victory with Real Madrid were main topics at the Croatian football camp in the Austrian resort of Bad Tatzmannsdorf for the next month's FIFA World Cup. Teammates were all praise for Modric's exploits that saw Real Madrid claw back into the match in...
  • Croatia name Modric, Lovren and Kranjcar in preliminary World Cup squad May 14, 2014

    Zagreb: Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic have been included in Croatia's experienced 30man provisional squad for the World Cup where the small Balkan nation's team will play host Brazil in the opener. The skillful Real Madrid midfielder, with 73 appearances for Croatia, and the prolific Bayern Munich striker, with 54 caps,...
  • Real Madrid fight back for 5-2 win over Mallorca March 17, 2013

    Barcelona: Real Madrid trailed twice before fighting back with three goals in a seven-minute span to beat Mallorca 5-2 in the La Liga on Saturday and avoid another slip-up to a low-profile side. Mallorca entered the match after back-to-back wins and led 2-1 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after goals from...
  • Croatia still relying on cool hand Luka: Igor Stimac March 7, 2013

    Zagreb: Luka Modric's mediocre season at Real Madrid has raised doubts about his international place but Croatia coach Igor Stimac says the midfielder will again be his driving force in this month's World Cup qualifying matches. Croatia, joint top of Group A with Belgium on 10 points from four games,...
  • Plenty of room for Real improvement, says Modric February 9, 2013

    Madrid: Luka Modric is still struggling to find his feet at Real Madrid but is sure he will end up winning over sceptical fans in the future, the Croatia midfielder said on Friday. The 27yearold left Tottenham Hotspur in August after a drawnout saga that led to Real paying a...
  • Injury to Khedira leaves Real in a spot of bother October 25, 2012

    Madrid: The latest injury to Real Madrid's German midfielder Sami Khedira comes at a tricky time for the La Liga champions with a potential banana skin awaiting at Real Mallorca on Sunday. Khedira was forced off in the 20th minute of Wednesday's 21 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund when...
  • Real beat Barca to win Super Cup on away goals August 30, 2012

    Madrid: Real Madrid took advantage of quick goals plus an early sending off to beat 10man Barcelona 21 on Wednesday to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals after the twolegged tie ended 44. Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in control with goals inside 23 minutes at the...
  • Austria lose opening game to Croatia in Euro 2008 June 9, 2008

    Vienna: Croatia got their Euro 2008 campaign off to a winning start on Sunday when a fourthminute Luka Modric penalty proved enough to beat cohosts Austria 10 in the opening game of Group B. Croatia were well worth their win against a team placed 92nd in FIFA's world rankings and...