Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates with head coach Zlatko Dalic after advancing to the final during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Captain Luka Modric, left, has inspired his side to the World Cup final and drawn praise from his manager Zlatko Dalic, right. AP

Luka Modric's place in the World Cup final with Croatia is a triumph of character

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