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Brazilian-born Croatian striker Eduardo to sing both anthems in World Cup opener

Friday, June 6, 2014

The mother of former Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva has revealed that her son will sing both the Croatian and Brazilian anthems when the two sides meet in the 2014 World Cup opener.


Eduardo will play an emotional match in the tournament's opener in São Paulo on 12 June, as his adopted country faces the country of his birth.

Mixed feelings are sure to arise for the Shakhtar Donetsk striker, who took on Croatian nationality in 2002 after spending six seasons contracted to Dinamo Zagreb.

With his family still living in the South America, there will be divided loyalties when the World Cup opener is held next week.

"I'm rooting for Eduardo, I understand that it is very important for him, but I'm also rooting for Brazil," his mum told SNTV.

"Eduardo versus Brazil. He has said he will sing two anthems. He is Croatian for work, in his heart he is Brazilian."

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