A Newborn Baby In Peru Has Been Named After Croatia's Luka Modric
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Luka Modric's popularity has soared after his stunning World Cup campaign, so much so that someone in Peru has decided to name their newborn after him.
Already one of the very best midfielders in the world going into the tournament, the Real Madrid man captained his country to a surprise World Cup final after a memorable run to the final.
Modric was irresistibly good throughout, completely running the show for Zlatko Dalić's side and deservedly picking up the Golden Ball for his awe-inspiring displays in Russia.
And clearly, a couple in Peru are such big fans that they've new named their son after the former Spurs man. In the city of Cajamarca, the boy entered the world the morning after Modric produced a midfield masterclass as Croatia knocked out England in extra time of their semi-final clash.
As you can see below it's all official, with all the relevant documentation complete.
A couple in Peru have named their newborn Luka Modric! @GaryLineker #wceffect https://t.co/51RGZ6OaJU
- Susan Bat (@suskabat) July 18, 2018
Un bebé que nació en Perú días antes de la final del Mundial fue registrado como ¡Luka Modric! pic.twitter.com/Mv6ogxybfv
- En Una Baldosa (@enunabaldosa) July 17, 2018
It seems children being named after footballers isn't a rarity in Peru, though this is the first Luka Modric to fail from the South American country.
It's been reported that there are 870 people named Cristiano Ronaldo, 232 named Lionel Messi and 23 named Antoine Griezmann in honour of the World Cup winner.
While it's a wonderful gesture that shows what an incredible player Modric is and the impact he's had, it does pale in comparison to the birth name former footballer Charlie Oatway was given.
With his parents massive Queens Park Rangers fans, they decided to name him after the entire QPR 1973 side. Anthony Philip David Terry Frank Donald Stanley Gerry Gordon Stephen James Oatway is his full name.