Croatia Star, Luka Modric risks facing a five-year jail sentence if found guilty of given false evidence in a corruption case back in his home land.
Modric, 32, has been charged with perjury in the trail of Ex-Dinamo Zagreb Chief Zdravko Mamic; a guilty sentence could derail Croatia’s 2018 World Cup campaign.
The midfielder played five seasons at the club and Prosecutors say he made a false statement in June 2017 over details of his transfer from Dinamo to English club Tottenham Hotspur in 2008.
Prosecutors did not name the Real Madrid star as the defendant but identified him as a “Croatian citizen born in 1985”, in line with Croatian law.
If found guilty of perjury, Modric could face up to five years in prison – depending when the case is heard and judgment passed, his 2018 world cup chances could be up in smoke.
The Croatian star is expected to lead his national team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where they face Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland.