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  1. Sid Lowe's Notes from Spain: Club-obsessed press ignores national teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | World Soccer

    Players of Ukraine and Spain national team listen to their anthems prior to the Euro 2016 qualifying match ina half empty Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville. The front cover of Spain's leading sports paper on Sunday featured Gareth Bale of Wales.

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  2. Real Madrid Star Luka Modric Says He'd Probably Be Barman If Not a FootballerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | BleacherReport

    To make it at one of the best football clubs in the world you really have to have been gifted with a God-given talent to play football. says he could imagine a much simpler existence if he had not become one of the world's most creative players.

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  3. Wonderkid who snubbed Tottenham for Barcelona forced to make an apologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Business News

    It's easy to see why Alen Halilovic is compared to Luka Modric, for the Croatian youngster not only aspires to play like him but looks like him too. Halilovic came close to signing for Tottenham, with the Independent reporting the Premier League side were closing on a move in 2013, only for him to later sign with Barcelona instead.

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  4. Photos: Luka Modric gets stuck in for Croatia against NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | Business News

    Below are the best pictures from Croatia 's win against Norway, including former Tottenham Hotspur and current Real Madrid star Luka Modric... Croatia maintained their chances of qualifying for the 2016 European Championship with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Norway at home on Saturday. Niko Kovac's side headed into the Euro 2016 Group H qualifier at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb as favourites, and they secured the three points without facing too much of a problem.

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  5. Dutch, Italy hard pressed to earn points in Euro 2016 qualifiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Canada.com

    The Netherlands and Italy needed late equalizers to rescue draws in European Championship qualifying on Saturday. And a pair of goals plus an assist by Gareth Bale put Wales atop its group.

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  6. Euro 2016 qualifiers: Late goals save the day for Dutch, ItaliansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | The Age

    The Netherlands and Italy needed late equalisers to earn draws in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday, while Gareth Bale inspired Wales to a fine win in Israel that left them top of their group. The Dutch were heading to a first competitive defeat on home soil since October 2000 after Burak Yilmaz put Turkey ahead in Amsterdam, but a 92nd-minute shot by captain Wesley Sneijder deflected into the net off Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to spare Oranje blushes and secure a 1-1 draw.

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  7. Superb Croatia march on with 5-1 win over NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Croatia edged closer to the Euro 2016 finals after an impressive 5-1 home win over Norway on Saturday stretched their unbeaten home record in European Championship qualifiers to 29 matches. Gordon Schildenfeld of Croatia celebrates his goal against Norway with team mates during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match at the Makisimir stadium in Zagreb March 28, 2015.

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  8. Confirmed: Croatia v Norway line-ups - Stefan Johansen starts alongside OdegaardRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Business News

    Croatia and Norway meet in the European Championship qualifiers today in Zagreb, with both nations faring well in Group H so far. Niko Kovac's Croatia suffered a group stage exit at the World Cup last summer, but have won three of their first four games in Group H, sitting top of the table.

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  9. Prosinecki: I hope Modric and Rakitic can lead Croatia to Euro 2016 gloryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Goal.com

    EXCLUSIVE: The former midfielder believes the nation once again boasts a number of world-class players, while he also says Uefa's new measures could help his Azerbaijan side Former Croatia star Robert Prosinecki believes the country's current generation of stars can challenge for glory at Euro 2016 in France. The ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder was part of the much-vaunted Croatia side of the 1990s that finished third at World Cup 1998 - just seven years after the nation had gained independence.

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  10. Olic: Kovac was born to coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Goal.com

    EXCLUSIVE: The Croatian forward says that his former team-mate is from the "German school of football" and always had the mentality required to become a successful boss By Andrija Vukovic Ivica Olic believes that Croatia boss Niko Kovac was "predestined" to become a successful coach. Kovac was the captain of the national team from 2004 until his international retirement in 2009, playing for Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg, among other high-profile sides, during that period.

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  11. '100 club' Olic hopes to play against NorwayRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Nerve News

    Croatia's 35-year-old forward Ivica Olic hopes to earn his 101st international cap when his country faces Norway in Saturday's UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier. Olic received a commemorative Croatian jersey with the number 100 printed on the back on Wednesday after he joined the '100 club' with Dario Simic, Stipe Pletikosa, Darijo Srna and Joe Simunic as the fifth player who have played at least 100 matches for Croatia, reports Xinhua.

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  12. Celtic star called up for internationals with Real Madrid prospectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Business News

    Stefan Johansen will be hoping to translate his fine form for Celtic into something more substantial for Norway with Martin Odegaard also called up. One of the star performers of Celtic's season so far could be set to go head-to-head with Real Madrid's latest whizzkid signing in the battle to claim a starting berth for the Norway national team.

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  13. Director of football admits Ex-Hammer tried to sign A 30m Tottenham starRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | Business News

    Back in 2012 Tottenham Hotspur braced themselves to lose their star player, as Luka Modric was the main target for Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Croatian midfield maestro had been in excellent form for Spurs over the past four years.

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  14. Modric: Real Madrid will soon be back to their optimum levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | Fox Sports

    Luka Modric says the Real Madrid have not been at their best in recent weeks, but insists they will get back to their top level. Slip ups against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao have seen the world champions surrender their place at the top of La Liga to Barcelona , while they scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Schalke in midweek.

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  15. Modric: This is not the real Real MadridRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | Goal.com

    The midfielder says the team is struggling and in a crisis but maintains they will come back strong while also heaping praise on Martin Odegaard Luka Modric says the Real Madrid have not been at their best in recent weeks, but insists they will get back to their top level. Slip ups against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao have seen the world champions surrender their place at the top of La Liga to Barcelona, while they scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Schalke in midweek.

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  16. Pogba the best in Italy, but Pirlo is a football doctor - BrozovicRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | Goal.com

    The Croatian reserved special praise for the Juventus duo, but admitted to following a different midfielder's example on the pitch The 22-year-old joined the Nerazzurri from Dinamo Zagreb for 8 million in January and has since made four appearances for his new club. "For me best player in Italy is Pogba, although Pirlo is the doctor of football," Brozovic told Jutarnji List .

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  17. Pogba the best in Italy, but Pirlo is a football doctor - BrozovicRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | Goal.com

    The Croatian reserved special praise for the Juventus duo, but admitted to following a different midfielder's example on the pitch Inter 's Marcelo Brozovic believes that Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo are the top players in Italy. The 22-year-old joined the Nerazzurri from Dinamo Zagreb for 8 million in January and has since made four appearances for his new club.

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  18. Ancelotti: Madrid's next three games as important as El ClasicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Goal.com

    Carlo Ancelotti says Real Madrid 's next three Liga games are as important as their crunch Clasico clash with Barcelona on March 22. Los Blancos currently lead the way in Spain with a four-point advantage over the second-placed Catalans, whom they must still face at Camp Nou in a match that could have a huge impact on where the title will end up. However, before concentrating on that top-of-the-table fixture, Ancelotti says his side must remain focused on their forthcoming meetings with Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and Levante.

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  19. Modric likely to return for Real against SchalkeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is likely to return from a lengthy injury layoff in the Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Schalke 04 on March 10, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. Real Madrid's Luka Modric challenges Liverpool's Lazar Markovic during their Champions League Group B soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid November 4, 2014.

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  20. James Rodriguez steps up return from foot injury as Real Madrid...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Daily Mail

    James Rodriguez steps up return from foot injury as Real Madrid star posts Instagram video working out in the gym James Rodriguez has given Real Madrid fans a boost that he is bouncing back to full-fitness from injury after posting an Instagram video on Thursday. The 23-year-old hasn't featured for the Spanish giants since breaking his fifth metatarsal in his right foot against Sevilla earlier this month.

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