"I don't feel the Premier League or England is that much different".
Despite that, Modric's three man-of-the-match performances and two winning penalties from Rakitic in shootout wins over Denmark and Russian Federation have seen them match Croatia's best-ever World Cup performance 20 years ago in France.
"(France is) very good defensively, and I think they're playing like the best team in the world right now", said Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the National Basketball Association.
The Barcelona defender came on as a second-half substitute in Belgium's 2-1 quarter-final victory over Brazil - a match he believes has given the team more belief that lifting the trophy is possible.
He is not a figure popular with Tottenham fans given his connection in London and a selection of them made a decision to give him stick on Twitter after his latest performance in a France kit.
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France won its only World Cup 20 years ago, thanks to a commanding goalkeeper - Fabien Barthez - protected by a rock-solid defense which also chipped in with goals.
A solitary headed goal from Samuel Umtiti on 51 minutes settled the tie, to set up a final clash with either Croatia or England, who clash on Wednesday night. The only time it happened in Belgian football was in 1986, when we finished fourth. With Croatia or England awaiting in Sunday's final, the formula is one game away from working again.
"I think it is important to want to achieve a lot more".
La Liga's president Javier Tebas said: "When the moment is right and everyone is ready I would like to invite the children and their coach to go to a Liga game". He plays for a great team.
All we can say is that for two of these four sides that answer will come sooner rather than later, as today (*producer jump zoom*): one of these nations is going home.