Croatia will return home as beaten World Cup finalists, but they earned a prolonged standing ovation from their fans at the final whistle.
Croatia midfielderLuka Modricwas consoled by the Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in a rainy postgame ceremony.
Luka Modric has won the Golden Ball at the World Cup for being the player of the tournament. His solid performance guided his country to their first World Cup final.
Modric's past has come to light in revealing documentary footage.
这段影片的拍摄者 Pavle Balenovic 回忆说，这段视频拍摄于 1989 年和 1990 年之间，当时他打算拍摄一部有关狼的纪录片，他也是多年之后才得知画面中的小男孩是年幼的莫德里奇。
So I took the shots of my friend and his son collecting their herd of goats, closing the pen and some scenes directed as it was planned for editing a wolf documentary...
Then just a few years ago I got some information on who the small boy collecting his father's herd in my episode is.