"Taylor's brutal start [to the game] destroyed the ambition of a small but great soccer nation to hope for a European title."
-- From an editorial in the Croatian daily Jutarnji
on the Martin Taylor
foul that broke the leg of Brazilian-born Croatian national team striker Eduardo
in last weekend's Arsenal-Birmingham game. Arsenal
striker Eduardo, who turned 25 on Monday, moved to Croatia as a 16-year-old and was instrumental in its successful qualifying campaign, during which it knocked out England, for the 2008 European