World Cup 2014: Eduardo to sing BOTH national anthems when Croatia take on Brazil

All eyes will be on the former Arsenal striker next Thursday

Eduardo has come up with an easy solution to the problem he will face when Croatia (the team he plays for), take on Brazil (the country of his birth) in the World Cup opener in six days time - sing both national anthems.

The family of the former Arsenal striker, who took Croatian citizenship after spending six years at Dinamo Zagreb, say that he is a Croatian "for work", but a Brazilian "at heart". He has 63 caps and 29 goals for his adopted country.

"I'm rooting for Eduardo da Silva, I understand that it is very important for him, but I'm also rooting for Brazil," the 31-year-old's mother, who lives in Brazil, told SNTV.

"He has said he will sing two anthems. He's Croatian for work. In his heart, he's Brazilian."

Eduardo's time at the Gunners was cut short by a cruel injury, after he suffered a leg break in February 2008 which forced him to miss a whole year. The forward then moved to Shakhtar Donetsk for £6m in July 2010 and has been there ever since.

 

But will incoming Chelsea striker Diego Costa, the Brazilian-born Spain international, be inspired by Eduardo? Spain could face Brazil in the Last 16.

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