Croatian midfielder Luka Modric praised Lionel Messi on Tuesday and assured that Argentina is among the teams “Favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar“, because a is “stronger than a few years ago“.

Modric, unlike the Frenchman Kylian MbappĂ©, did not underestimate South American football: “I don’t know if there are differences, each continent has its style. South America has great teams, a lot of talent. As in Europe, each game is very difficult“, said.

“We have played against Argentina in the last World Cup, we have won. What I see now is a very good team, it seems stronger than a few years ago“, he pointed out in statements to ESPN, referring to the match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which was a 3-0 victory for Croatia.

Along these lines, the midfielder added: “They created a very strong group with Messi at the head, which is a different player. They are more united, they have not lost many games. Having Messi, They are always one of the favorites to win the World Cup“.


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