Thugs murdered Luka Modric's grandfather and burnt down his house. Mario Mandzukic fled to Germany during the war. Croatia's triumph is the culmination of an incredible story. https://t.co/2H5mgNOo00— Franklin Foer (@FranklinFoer) July 11, 2018
When he was 6, his grandfather was shot dead.— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) July 11, 2018
His family became refugees, in a warzone.
He grew up to the sound of grenades exploding.
Coaches said he was too weak and too shy to play football.
Today, Luka Modric just led Croatia its first ever #WorldCup final.#CROENG pic.twitter.com/plOsy9nQcq
This Volkswagen is supposed to flip over pic.twitter.com/eZjL4Wt9AD— Business Insider (@businessinsider) July 7, 2018