Croatia’s ‘golden generation’ nears end after World Cup


              Croatia's Luka Modric, right, kicks the ball as Argentina's Nicolas Tagliafico watches during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Croatia's Ivan Perisic, left, and Argentina's Julian Alvarez battle for the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Argentina's Julian Alvarez, right, and Croatia's Luka Modric challenge for the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Croatia's Josip Juranovic attempts to control the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Argentina's Lionel Messi in action in front of Croatia's Josko Gvardiol during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Croatia's Luka Modric leaves the pitch during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Croatia's Andrej Kramaric celebrates third goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Argentina's Lionel Messi in action in front of Croatia's Josko Gvardiol during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Croatia's Bruno Petkovic reacts at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Argentina won 3-0. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
            
              Croatian players react following the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Croatia's Luka Modric lease hugged by head coach Zlatko Dalic as he is substituted during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Croatia's Luka Modric reacts, while Argentina's Lionel Messi, background left, celebrates, at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Argentina won 3-0. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Croatia’s ‘golden generation’ nears end after World Cup