Luka Modric will lead the Croatia national football team in Euro 2020 which begins from 11th June in Rome. Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalic has named his 26-man squad for the mega event and has named Modric as the skipper. Modric, who led Croatia to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, will once again lead the squad from the front and will play a key role in Croatia’s Euro 2020 campaign.
Modric made his Croatian debut against Argentina in March 2006 and scored his first international goal against Italy in a friendly match. The midfielder has played in every major event Croatia has qualified for, including the UEFA European Championships in 2008, 2012, and 2016, as well as the FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2014, and 2018. He has represented his country in 136 matches and is regarded as one of the best players to play for Croatia.
Three years ago, the 35-year-old was voted Player of the Tournament after leading Croatia to a runner-up finish in the World Cup. Modric was also a key part for Real Madrid in three consecutive Champions League titles, from 2015–16 to 2017–18, and was named in the team of the season each time. At Real Madrid, he has won 17 major trophies, including four UEFA Champions League wins, two La Liga wins, one Copa del Rey win, and three FIFA Club World Cup victories.
The midfielder has several more titles and trophies under his kitty and would now be desperate to get his hands on the Euro cup. Modric is expected to make his final appearance at a European Championship and would want to end on a winning note.
Croatia national football team’s campaign in Euro 2020
Croatia qualified for Euro 2020 after finishing at the top of the qualifiers table with five victories in eight games ahead of Wales, Slovakia, Hungary, and Azerbaijan.
They are drawn in Group D and will start their campaign against England on 13th June in London followed by contests against the Czech Republic on 18th June and Scotland on 23rd June in Glasgow.