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  1. Real Madrid reeling as Modric ruled out for six weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Goal.com

    The Croatia international sprained a ligament in his right knee in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu but could perhaps make the Champions League final Real Madrid have been rocked by the news that Luka Modric will miss the rest of their Primera Division campaign after being ruled out of action for six weeks. The midfielder hobbled off 60 minutes into Saturday's match against Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu and the capital club subsequently revealed that he had sprained a ligament in his right knee.

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  2. Luka Modric Injury: Updates on Real Madrid Star's Knee and ReturnRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | BleacherReport

    Luka Modric's injury-plagued 2014-15 season took another turn for the worse on Saturday, as the Real Madrid star suffered another injury in the team's match against Malaga. The midfielder was enjoying an excellent season until Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy in November, when he had to withdraw from the match in the first half with an apparent thigh injury.

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  3. 5 Potential Long-Term Replacements at Barcelona for Andres IniestaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | BleacherReport

    Andres Iniesta has still got some life in his Barcelona career yet, but there's no getting away from the fact that he isn't the player he was. But how do you even begin to contemplate replacing a player who was an integral part of two of the most successful sides in football history, who is revered worldwide for his contributions on and off the pitch? Along with Xavi Hernandez, Iniesta has provided an almost perfect brand of football that has rarely, if ever, been matched.

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  4. Spanish press wax lyrical over former Spurs heroRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Business News

    Spanish publication Marca have highlighted former Tottenham Hotspur star Luka Modric as Real Madrid's key player after impressing since his return from injury. The Croatia international picked up a long-term injury towards the end of 2014 and was ruled out of action for at least three months.

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  5. Hamburg players fight at half-timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Bangkok Post

    Relegation-threatened Hamburg confirmed Sunday that their players came to half-time blows during their latest defeat amidst jokes that even Cristiano Ronaldo could not help the Bundesliga strugglers avoid an historic drop. Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Hamburg defender Cleber Janderson Pereira Reis and teammate Valon Behrami vie for the ball during the German first division match in Hamburg, northern Germany, on April 11, 2015 Their 2-0 home defeat to Wolfsburg on Saturday left Hamburg 17th in the table and four points from safety with six games left.

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  6. Hamburg confirm Johan Djourou and Valon Behrami fight at half-time of Wolfsburg defeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Sky Sports

    Relegation-threatened Hamburg confirmed Sunday that their players came to half-time blows during their latest defeat amidst jokes that even Cristiano Ronaldo could not help the Bundesliga strugglers avoid an historic drop. Their 2-0 home defeat to Wolfsburg on Saturday left Hamburg 17th in the table and four points from safety with six games left.

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  7. Graham Poll: Uefa have set a dangerous precedent with this bizarre...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Daily Mail

    Have UEFA just triggered a landmark moment for football? Final 18 seconds of England match to be replayed after ref disallowed penalty for encroachment... and gave indirect free-kick instead LIVE: Tackle Keown - Does Diaby deserve a new Arsenal deal? Is there still a place at Manchester United for Van Persie? And just how good is red-hot Ronaldo? MARTIN SAMUEL: Don't fall for the charm at Augusta... Golf's nasty. Golf's mean.

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

    Tuesday Mar 31 | 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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  9. Real Madrid Star Luka Modric Says He'd Probably Be Barman If Not a FootballerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | 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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  10. Wonderkid who snubbed Tottenham for Barcelona forced to make an apologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. '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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  19. Celtic star called up for internationals with Real Madrid prospectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | 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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  20. Director of football admits Ex-Hammer tried to sign A 30m Tottenham starRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | 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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