Modric threw flowers to Messi and Argentina ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup but recalled that Croatia thrashed them in the last World Cup

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Luka Modric hands Messi the Ballon d’Or.

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International Luka Modric is the only footballer to have stood in the way of the Ballon d’Or during the Messi and Cristiano era. The Croatian threw flowers at Lionel Messi ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and assured that Argentina will always be a favorite for having him present.

Argentina is always favorite to win the World Cup”, he recalled that in his ranks he always has Messi, a renowned star of world football. However, Modric recalled that Croatia beat the Albiceleste 3-0 in the last World Cup Russia 2018.

Luka Modric and Qatar 2022 his fourth and perhaps last World Cup

The World Cup Qatar 2022 will be for the legendary Croatian midfielder his fourth World Cupafter having played the editions of Germany 2006, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018. Real Madrid’s 10 did not dare to get wet and predict any favorite team ahead of the top World Cup event, on the contrary, he preferred to be prudent and stand out the conditions of each selected.

“We played against Argentina in the last tournament and we won,” he recalled in statements reviewed by ESPN, recalling that famous 3-0 endorsed by those led at that time by Jorge Sampaoli.

Modric keeps throwing flowers at Messi

“What do I see in them now? They’re a very good team, I think they’re stronger than a few years ago”, underlined the midfielder for Real Madrid and the Croatian national team. “They have created a very strong group with Messi at the helm, who is a different player. They are more united, they have not lost many games”, reiterated the world runner-up.

Argentina, with Messi, is always one of the favorites to win the World Cup”, concluded the Croatian on the subject of Argentina and the subject of Lionel Messi, a player he has faced on multiple occasions and for whom he does not hide his admiration

It should be noted that Argentina was placed in group C along with Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland; while Croatia was paired in group F along with Belgium, Morocco and Canada.

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