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Imagine having dual nationality for two of the most decorated soccer countries in the world, Spain and Brazil.
Which country would you choose to play for?
Well, if you were Diego Costa, the answer would appear to be Spain.
From Pete Jenson of the Daily Mail:
Costa, who was a summer target for Liverpool, met Del Bosque last week at Spain’s Cuidad de Futbol headquarters and indicated in the meeting that if the manager called him and officially offered him a place in the squad, he would accept.
On Tuesday night, after Spain sealed their place in the tournament next summer, Del Bosque said he would now make the call and ask the player to officially to declare his allegiance.
Spain then understand that Costa, who has two Brazilian caps in friendlies, will publicly declare he wants to play for them. This will bring an end to their tug-of-war with Brazil and the messy possibility that both nations will call-up the Atletico Madrid striker in November, leaving him to make the agonising choice between the two.
Costa has more than made up for the loss of Radamel Falcao at Atletico Madrid this season, with a whopping 10 goals in eight La Liga games. Few positions on the Spanish national team are more uncertain than at forward, but if Costa continues his current run of form, the decision will be pretty simple.
Perhaps watching Brazil dismantle the defending World Cup champions in the Confederations Cup final this past summer, 3-0, will sway his decision yet.
But it sounds as though Costa is more intrigued by Spain. Add one more star to the country already stacked with the world's top talent.