Luka Modric set to play at Euro 2024, aged 38, as Croatia boss says World Cup ‘won’t be his last major tournament’

    LUKA MODRIC will carry on playing international football until at least Euro 2024, his coach has hinted.

    The Croatian, who continues to defy the touch of age with stunning performances for Real Madrid, is set to star for his nation at the upcoming World Cup.

    Croatia captain Luka Modric has been backed to play until Euro 2024

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    Croatia captain Luka Modric has been backed to play until Euro 2024Credit: AFP
    He will be 38 by the time the tournament rolls around

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    He will be 38 by the time the tournament rolls aroundCredit: AP

    But Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic rejected the idea of Modric retiring after the tournament next month.

    As quoted by Juraj Vrdoljak, Dalic said: “I’m certain he’ll stay on the team, and that this won’t be his last major tournament.

    “Luka is playing amazing football and he can continue doing so.”

    Euro 2024 will be hosted in Germany and will see the return of summer tournaments after the anomaly of the Qatar World Cup.

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    Modric won the Ballon d’Or after he helped guide Croatia to the final of the 2018 World Cup, making him the first player to disrupt to the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi monopoly on the award.

    The former Spurs man, who turned 37 in September, also helped Real Madrid to win the Champions League over Liverpool last season.

    He has not slowed down at all this season either, playing 14 games for Los Blancos so far.

    By the time Euro 2024 rolls around, Modric will be 38 years old.

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    Croatia captain Modric already has 154 caps to his name, and will likely add a load more before Euro 2024 if his national team boss is correct.

    Modric has 23 goals and 24 assists to his name in the national team too.

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