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Croatia captain Modric says war made people, team resilient

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic made his opinion clear of the video-assisted penalty decision that allowed France to take the lead on Sunday, saying: "You don't give a penalty like that in a World Cup final". We are proud to make the Croatian people happy, the people have forgotten about all the problems.

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in Sunday's final.

Modric and Mbappe with their awards after the World Cup final. "What we most like about him is his honest approach towards dealing with players". "I'm not trying to say it's a superior feeling that the French have for France, or Russians for Russia".

"We fought heroically, we did everything to win, but we were unlucky", he said.

There is certain to be another milestone in Moscow for the Premier League who have previously only had three players lift the trophy as starting players whilst with English clubs. This was maybe the best game we played in this tournament; we controlled the match.

Modric was charged with perjury in March, and defender Dejan Lovren is under investigation for suspected false statements in support of a former director of Dinamo Zagreb, who also was a vice president of the Croatian soccer federation.

Croatia has spent the maximum amount of time on the field at this World Cup.

The Besiktas defender has courted controversy in Russian Federation and was forced to apologise after speaking out in support of Russia's neighbour and adversary Ukraine following Croatia's quarter-final victory over the host nation. "We played very well".

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