(Persia Digest) - Marca writes that England may have taken the lead in their semi-final against Croatia from a freekick that Luka Modric conceded, however the midfielder has been so good during his time in Russia that he still deserves the year's individual titles.

The elegant Real Madrid man deserves recognition, as he makes his teammates better and should be rewarded for this.

Besides Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, the world's best forwards won't be in the World Cup final, making Modric a worthy candidate for the 2018 Ballon d'Or.

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