Luka Modric: Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has not yet decided about his future after the 2022 World Cup.
Modric remains an important player for Real Madrid and Croatia, but the 2022 World Cup could very well be his last appearance at FIFA’s flagship event. Modric is now 37 years old and will be 40 by the time the next World Cup comes.
As aforementioned, Modric remains a key player for Real Madrid, the club he has been playing for since 2012. Modric has made 18 appearances across all competitions for Real Madrid in the first half of the 22/23 campaign.
It remains to be seen if Modric and Real Madrid decide to renew their contract and keep the highly-rated Croatian midfielder at the club beyond the end of his current contract.
Luka Modric Undecided on His Future After the World Cup
Speaking ahead of Croatia’s World Cup opener, which was against Morocco, Modric admitted he has not yet decided what the future holds for him after the 2022 World Cup.
Modric insisted that he still feels good when he plays football. However, he admitted he has not yet made a decision about his future after the World Cup. The 37-year-old is now focused on the World Cup, where he wants to have a good tournament.
“Honestly, I feel good. I play almost everything with Real Madrid, I still feel good when I play football,” Modric said.
“I’m here at the World Cup to continue playing, to continue enjoying football. I don’t think about what will happen later. I haven’t made a decision about it yet, I’m here to play a good tournament and that’s definitely what I have in mind.”
Meanwhile, Croatia kicked off their 2022 World Cup campaign with a disappointing draw to Morocco. Croatia and Morocco played out a goalless draw in a Group F fixture, sharing points.
Despite dominating possession against Morocco, Croatia were far from their best in their 2022 World Cup opener. Croatia made just five shots – three less than that of Morocco – and had two shots on target – same as Morocco.
Croatia currently sits second in Group F at the 2022 World Cup. Top of the table in Group F are Belgium, who scraped past Canada in their opening match. Belgium secured a 1-0 win over Canada to take all three points and get their campaign off to a winning start.