At 63 kilometers, Modric has covered more ground than any other player in Russia. AFP / FRANCK FIFE
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There is already a clamor for Croatia's Luka Modric to be named player of the tournament, regardless of the result in Sunday's World Cup final.In truth, Modric is a cinch for the award that Lionel Messi controversially won four years ago in Brazil, but could the Real Madrid man be destined for greater accolades should Croatia find themselves atop the footballing world come Sunday.So could this be the time for the anachronistic Modric, an unassuming, no-frills player who remains somewhat unheralded and, worse yet, criminally underrated?Modric was patently the best player in Kiev, where Real Madrid ousted Liverpool 3-1 for the Croat's and Real Madrid's fourth Champions League crown in five years.Along with orchestrating the brunt of Croatia's play, Modric, at 63 kilometers, has covered more ground than any other player in Russia.
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