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Inspiring: Once a refugee, now Luka Modric takes Croatia to finals

By Chennabasaveshwar

Moscow, July 13: The life of Luca Modric, captain of the Croatia football team, has a lot inspire the next generation Croatians. Muhammad Lila, CNN Correspondent, shared the unknown side of Luca Modric's life on Twitter.

"When he was 6, his grandfather was shot dead. His family became refugees, in a warzone. He grew up to the sound of grenades exploding.

Inspiring: Once a refugee, now Luka Modric takes Croatia to finals

Coaches said he was too weak and too shy to play football. Today, Luka Modric just led Croatia its first ever #WorldCup final," tweeted Muhammad Lila.

Modrić made his international debut for Croatia against Argentina in March 2006, and scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Italy.

Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder, usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker. Modrić is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, and among the greatest Croatian footballers of all-time.

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