Correspondent Cho Yong-un = If Lionel Messi (35, Argentina) performed the last dance by winning the championship, Luka Modric (37, Croatia) now challenges the beauty of the end.
Messi and Modric’s last dance was mixed. Argentina won 3-0 in the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar held at Lusail Stadium in Qatar on the 14th (Korean time) and got a ticket to the final. 스포츠토토
Naturally, Croatia goes down to the 3rd-4th place. Modric’s dream of winning the World Cup was also thwarted. It was Modric’s last chance to reach the top of the World Cup in his career. Four years ago at the World Cup in Russia, he led the fighting spirit of Croatia to the final, but was blocked by France.
Still, based on his performance in the World Cup, he won the Ballon d’Or that year and rose to the ranks of the best players in the world in name and reality. Four years have passed and Modric is in his late 30s, but he showed off his unchanging skills by starting all six games in this tournament. He also moved desperately in the semifinal match against Argentina, but even lowered his head from the bench as the defeat deepened.
Modric does his best until the end. Often, the match for third or fourth place is not significant, but Modric emphasized, “It is never a penalty to play for third place. We had a wonderful World Cup and now we have a goal for third place. Third place is also a good enough success.”