Modric still not back to his best after post-World Cup burnout
FIFA Men's Player of the Year Luka Modric said that he is yet to return to peak fitness this season, with only three weeks off after an emotionally and physically draining World Cup campaign with Croatia.
Modric, Marta win Best FIFA player 2018 awards
Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018, while Orlando Pride's Brazil forward Marta won the women's award at a ceremony on Monday (September 24).
France and Croatia to face off at World Cup final
France and Croatia face off at the World Cup final on Sunday, an unexpected match-up that pairs one of the European Union’s founding nations against the bloc’s newest member.
Croatia cabinet meets in soccer team jerseys to mark World Cup semi-final win
The Croatian government held on Thursday (July 12) a cabinet session with ministers dressed in the red and white chequered jerseys of the national soccer team, a day after Croatia reached the World Cup final in Russia.
Tearful Russians exhale after World Cup loss
Fans held their breath through extra time, and many became tearful after Russia's World Cup dream ended with a 4-3 shootout loss to Croatia.
Neymar impresses for Brazil on return
Brazil star Neymar said he suffered a lot during a three-month injury lay-off after making a goalscoring comeback in his side's 2-0 win over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday (June 3)