Modric, 30, was appointed by coach Ante Cacic as Croatia prepare to take on Turkey in a World Cup qualifier on Sept. 5.
Five thoughts from another weekend of La Liga action, as Barcelona and Real Madrid earned hard-fought wins and Las Palmas continued to impress.
Antoine Griezmann sought assurances that manager Diego Simeone would be staying at Atletico Madrid before signing a new contract with the club.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses the latest transfer rumours, including Jose Mourinho's plans for the Man United back line.
The ESPN FC panel discuss Atletico Madrid's slow start to the season and if it's already too late for any title hopes.
Jordi Alba believes there's no better goalkeeper in the world with the ball at their feet than Barcelona teammate Marc-Andre ter Stegen.