Croatia forward Eduardo joins Flamengo

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Arsenal's Da Silva Eduardo (centre) celebrates scoring his sides sixth goal with teammates Andrey Arshavin (left) and Emmanuel Eboue (right) during the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 15, 2009. See PA story SOCCER Everton. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.paphotos.com/info/ for full restrictions and further information.Rio de Janeiro:  Former Croatia international forward Eduardo has reportedly agreed to join Brazilian giants Flamengo.

The 31-year-old is set to sign with the Rio de Janeiro club as a free agent from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to sports news portal Lancenet.

The 18-month contract is expected to be performance-based due to Eduardo’s recent injury history, reports Xinhua.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo left Brazil aged 18 and gained Croatian nationality in 2004.

He won 64 caps and scored 29 goals for Croatia before announcing his international retirement after this year’s World Cup.

 

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