England fought back from being a goal down to secure a 2-1 victory over Croatia at Wembley Stadium to win their Uefa Nations League group.
Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is among the front-runners for the 2018 Ballon d’Or, but he is not focused on the prize.
Tin Jedvaj’s extraordinary double saw Croatia blow their Nations League pool wide open with a 3-2 win against Spain on Thursday, setting up a make-or-break clash with England.
Wayne Rooney’s return to the England squad for next week’s friendly with United States has confused former Three Lions striker Alan Shearer.
England and Croatia face a struggle to unseat Spain at the top of their Nations League group after playing out a goalless draw in an empty stadium in Rijeka.
Luka Modric has been overawed by the recognition he has received in 2018, after he scooped the top prize at FIFA’s The Best awards.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro feels the 2018 Ballon d’Or should go to Cristiano Ronaldo instead of his team-mate Luka Modric.
Luka Modric insisted he was not obsessed with possibly winning the Best FIFA Men’s Player award as he lamented Croatia’s performance against Spain.
Croatia suffered the biggest defeat in their history as Spain thrashed them 6-0 in Tuesday’s Nations League, while Belgium beat Iceland 3-0 in their encounter.
The inaugural 2018-19 Uefa Nations League begins this week, with matches taking place across the continent.