By Rashmi Goel

A 2-1 victory over Morocco enabled the Croatian national team to end their World Cup campaign in third place, equaling the finish they achieved in 1998. After seeing the way that they approach tournament football, it is possible to understand why they have been able to finish in the top three of consecutive World Cups, something that no one predicted a few years ago. Since Zlatko Dalic has been in charge of them for the past five years, they have developed into an expert team when it comes to knockout football, and they have been able to reap the benefits of what they have learned. This is likely Luka Modric's last World Cup game, and what a wonderful way to go out on a high note with such a great performance. The man has given so much to the beautiful game and even though all of the silverware that he has won has come at the club level, he will also be remembered for the contributions that he has made on the international stage as well. Croatia and Morocco played an excellent end-to-end game which was viewed as a pointless one by many, however, it certainly didn't seem that way for them as they played the best end-to-end game of the tournament.