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The World Cup’s most iconic players: Davor Suker, the Croat with the Golden Boot

Croatia striker Davor Suker

Saturday, April 28, 2018

There are only 47 days to go until fans start going crazy for international football. Ahead of the World Cup Cup in Russia, talkSPORT.com is counting down the days until it begins by looking at the most iconic players to have featured in previous editions.

The list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from top scoring aces and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didnt know the rules.

47) Davor Suker: Yugoslavia/Croatia, forward 1990, 1998, 2002

Davor Suker is thinking. He's retaking a penalty due to a teammate's infringement in a match against Romania at France '98. He's debating which way to go, his brain cogs almost visibly whirring. Such pressure would break a more flappable man. Not Suker. He nails it. Again. 1-0 – just one of six goals he got in Croatia's run to the semi final (besting Germany 3-0 en route). Cucumber cool.

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