Croatia’s 2:1 overtime win over England in Wednesday’s World Cup semifinal has put Croatia in the international spotlight. Not only is this Croatia’s first ever World Cup final, but one Croatian player set a new World Cup record for distance covered in a game.
The entire world is singing the praises of the Croatian team and its run to the final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Having won every game it has played in the tournament, Croatia has undoubtedly made its mark. Sports media are raving about the talented team and its stars, especially team captain Luka Modrić, striker Mario Mandžukić, winger Ivan Perišić and midfielder Ivan Rakitić.
However, defensive midfielder Marcelo Brozović managed to set a new record for the World Cup on Wednesday night. The Inter Milan player ran 16 kilometers and 339 meters in Croatia’s win over England. This epic effort by Brozović eclipsed the previous record, also set at this year’s World Cup, by Russian Aleksandr Golovin, who covered just under 15 kilometers.