Croatia's manager believes Josko Gvardiol deserves World Cup young player award

Josko Gvardiol Zlatko Dalic World Cup 2022
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Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic believes that rising star Josko Gvardiol has done enough to deserve the World Cup's young player award, succeeding Kylian Mbappe.

Gvardiol scored to help Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 in the third place play-off, also earning the man of the match honour, and will find out tomorrow whether he's won the tournament's young player award - Mbappe won it in 2018. 

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from 20 countries, in places as varied as Jerusalem and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, Euro 2020 and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.