Good points Rupa. I've mentioned this before because I think it does matter, Modric's form for Madrid and Croatia are quite different. He's been in and out for Madrid, but until I see a dip in form for when he plays for the NT I don't see any reason to leave him out. Of course we'll have to see what effect delaying the Euros and not playing regularly does to him and the other older players on the team. Rakitic for me doesn't really deserve to start. Still a valuable player, but I would prefer Kovacic to start.