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Croatia’s Modric chosen as the most popular player of 2018 World Cup

Croatia’s Modric chosen as the most popular player of 2018 World Cup

Posted July. 20, 2018 07:50,   

Updated July. 20, 2018 07:50

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Luka Modric (age 33, Real Madrid), who led Croatia the second place with its game with Russia at the World Cup, has been selected as the most popular player.

At an Internet fan vote revealed by FIFA on Thursday, asking the “Dream Team 11” of 2018 World Cup, Modric won the 1st place by receiving 65,177 votes, which is 50.5 percent of the 129,060 respondents.

The fan vote was performed from June 29 to July 16, where voters created a dream team by selecting 11 players in total based on each position among players who participated in not less than three games at the World Cup.

Modric, who participated in seven games for a total of 694 minutes is recognized as the key player in making the “miracle of a small nation” come true by running 72.3 kilometers, which ranks No 1 during the whole World Cup games.


Jae-Hyeng Kim monami@donga.com