Luka Modric succeeds Darijo Srna as Croatia captain

Croatia have confirmed Darijo Srna's replacement as the captain of the national team will be Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.

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Luka Modric has been named Croatia's new captain ahead of the start of their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

The international retirement of Darijo Srna following Euro 2016 left a vacancy and Real Madrid midfielder Modric has been selected to succeed the veteran defender.

Modric, whose side face Turkey on September 5 in their opening qualifying match, have been drawn alongside Iceland, Finland, Kosovo and Ukraine in Group I.

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