CROATIA’s somber night was best summed up by Luka Modric, who punched himself in the face with the ball against Argentina.
The South Americans won the game comfortably, beating Croatia 3-0 to advance to the final where they will face France or Morocco.
With ten minutes left, Croatia captain Modric tried to get his team back in the game.
He attempted a bold shot from 30 yards but was quickly blocked and blocked by Argentina’s Alexis Mac Allister.
The ball then hit Modric in the face before rolling harmlessly to goalkeeper Emi Martinez.
Fans on social media found it amusing, reminding some of the infamous incident when Michy Batshuayi kicked the ball off the goalpost into his own face at the last World Cup.
One fan wrote: “Batsuayi vibes.”
Another added: “Croatia’s day summed up.”
And a third said: “Modric just did a Batshuayi! 🤣🤣.”
Another commented, “The rerun I’ve been waiting for.”
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Modric, 37, may have played his last World Cup game and was comforted by former Real Madrid team-mate Angel Di Maria after the game.
The midfielder has received plenty of praise for his performances throughout the tournament but he couldn’t help Croatia repeat their 2018 success of reaching the final.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/soccer/6912004/modric-batshuayi-face-croatia-world-cup/ Luka Modric ‘does a batshuayi’ by kicking the ball from his rival into his own FACE in Croatia’s World Cup semi-final defeat