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Croatia ‘cut off’ Messi from the ball: Modric

    23 June, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Croatia ‘cut off’ Messi from the ball: Modric

Luka Modric said Croatia “cut off” Lionel Messi from the ball but insisted his side’s 3-0 win over Argentina was not as straightforward as it appeared, reports Espn FC.

Croatia limited Messi to only one shot after the Argentina talisman took 11 in their first game, a 1-1 draw with Iceland, and Modric said it all went according to plan.

“This result and Argentina’s poor display was due to our good game, our compact block all over the pitch, particularly when we didn’t have the ball,” Modric said in his postgame news conference.

“We cut off Messi, stopped him receiving the ball. He’s their most dangerous player,” he added.


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