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Croatian football star donates shirt to Turkiye earthquake victims

March 1, 2023 at 8:23 am

Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF on February 25, 2023 in Madrid, Spain [Cesar Cebolla/Pressinphoto/Icon Sport]

Real Madrid star Luka Modric donated a shirt he wore in the World Cup to the victims of the earthquakes in Turkiye.

Modric, the captain of the Croatia national football team, sent his shirt, which he wore in his team’s first game against Morocco in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, to the Turkish embassy in Zagreb.

Turkish Ambassador to Croatia Yavuz Selim Kiran thanked Modric.

In a video message Modric expressed his support and solidarity with those affected by the earthquake.

On 6 February, double earthquakes struck southern Turkiye and northern Syria, the first measuring 7.7 and the second 7.6 on the Richter Scale. They were followed by thousands of violent aftershocks. Over 26,000 were killed and many more were left homeless.

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