12.02
2019
Croatia World Cup 2018

Croatia World Cup Was Unforgettable For All Nations

What Doesn’t Hurt You Make You Stronger

Apart from being extremely talented, Croatia’s World Cup footballers persistency and strength, might also be due to their history and background.

For example, Luka Modric’s journey was from a war child to the world’s best footballer. His grandfather, also named Luka, was killed by Serbian forces and his family house was burned down.

Forcing Modric’s family to seek refuge in Croatia. Modric was then born in Zadar. In one of CNN’s articles the Croatia World Cup footbaler said

The war made me stronger, we are not easy people to break. And there is a determination to show that. To show that we can succeed.

Luka Modric

Vedran Corluka, who plays for and captains Lokomotiv Moscow, was originally born in Bosnia. He was also a war refugee in his childhood.

Or Rakitic, who plays in Barcelona, is son of Croatian parents who left the country during the war. He then grew up in Switzerland.

During a very young age, these footballers were exposed and went thought much bigger challenges than any football pitch can present. That is what makes Croatia World Cup footballers, one of the strongest players in the world.

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