Humble Croatian captain Luka Modric was once refugee before becoming world class footballer - 7 months ago, 12 July 20:37
- Luka Modric's rise to stardom is something worthy of note
- The Croatian captain lived in a war-torn environment growing up
- As a kid he was told he was not star material because he was shy
- And now the 33-year-old skipper has inspired his country to make it to the World Cup final
Luka Modric's life has been filled with hardship since he was six years old with war forcing him to flee and become a refugee.
Modric grew up to the sound of grenades exploding as conflict raged on around him and it was an experience he would never forget along the line, shaping him to become the great star he is today.
He fled his country after his house was burned down but despite the troubles in his life, football provided a means of escaping the harsh reality for Modric.
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