Croatia captain Luka Modric wins Golden Ball award for best player of 2018 World Cup
Despite falling short in the World Cup final to France, Modric has nonetheless got the accolade for his consistent performance during the whole tournament.
Modric has won three official man of the match awards throughout the journey in Russia, but his sheer performance is not enough to send Croatia victorious.
His man of the match performances came early in the competitions against Nigeria (first group fixture), Argentina (second group fixture) and Russia (quarter-final).
Modric becomes the first Croatian player in World Cup history to win the Golden Ball for best player at the tournament.
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