Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic covered more distance at the FIFA World Cup 2018 than another player. Also Read - Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as PSG Beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Champions League Thriller
He covered a total of 72.5 kms, nearly two full marathons during the seven matches he played for Croatia in the prestigious quadrennial tournament. His average run at 10.31 km per match during Croatia’s seven games in Russia was still 11.5 km short of the 84 km mark Thomas Muller has created in Germany’s World Cup title triumph in Brazil four years ago. Also Read - FIFA World Cup 2022 Organisers Hoping For More Indian Eyeballs Than Previous Edition
Incidentally, in the semifinal against England, Perisic’s teammate Marcelo Brozovic covered a distance of 16.4 kms.
Perisic also shared second place with Coutinho from Brazil for the number of shots at goal (22). Neymar from Brazil was no.1 with 27 shots.
Croatia, who made it to finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 25 years of their football history, lost 2-4 against France in the summit clash held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia last Sunday.
Croatia’s Luka Modric won the Golden Ball for being the player of the tournament.