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Luka Modric Has Ran 39.1 Miles In This World Cup

Luka Modric Has Ran 39.1 Miles In This World Cup

By now we should all be well aware that Luka Modric is not human, but his running stats from the World Cup only further highlight what a special player he is.

The Croatia captain's sublime technical ability quite rightly gets the majority of the focus in his game but the Real Madrid midfielder combines that with an incredible engine which has seen him cover a staggering 63 km distance in his nation's run to the World Cup final.

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Granted, he's played more minutes than anyone else because of going to extra time in three consecutive knockout games but 39.1 miles is still utterly incredible. We saw it the other night against England, where Modric was still running the game late on and showing little signs of fatigue. He has a remarkable ability to go up another gear when others fall down a peg.

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Going off a spreadsheet created by ahmed_imtiaz on Reddit, N'Golo Kante gives his upcoming opponent a run for his money when it comes to distance ran.

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Image: PA
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It's been said that 70 per cent of the earth is covered by the French midfield dynamo and he's accrued a distance of 62.7 km in his time on the pitch in Russia, putting him in third place behind Ivan Rakitic, who is on 62.9 km.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Croatia, World Cup, N'Golo Kante, Luka Modric

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