Luka Modric’s cousin has been kidnapped and killed while working in El Salvador.
This is according to Spanish newspaper Sport, who understand that 40-year-old Susana Modric was found hidden inside the boot of a car.
The motive for the murder remains unclear at this stage and police have opened an investigation.
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Susana, who has reportedly been living in El Salvador for six years, leaves behind two children.
She had married a Salvadoran, with whom she had a son, before separating. It’s also reported that she had expressed her desire to leave the Central American country before she was killed.
Luka Modric played against Wolfsburg
Despite the tragic news, Luka Modric played against Wolfsburg in Real Madrid’s crunch Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday night.
The Croatia international played for 92 minutes before being substituted off for Raphael Varane by Zinedine Zidane.
Modric and co. now turn their attention back to La Liga. Victory over Getafe on Saturday afternoon could leave them even closer to league-leaders Barcelona, whose form has taken an unexpected dip in recent weeks.
Real Madrid currently trail their fierce rivals by four points with six matches and 18 points up for grabs.
Luka Modric has denied the woman in question is his cousin.
“In regards to the news stories, I want to clarify that the person who died in El Salvador does not have any family relationship with me,” the former Tottenham star tweeted on Thursday evening.
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