Report: Brazil will look for FIFA help to keep Diego Costa away from Spain
Brazil want FIFA to block any attempt from Spain to select Diego Costa for next summer’s World Cup.
AS, as reported by Football Espana, insists the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) could take their case to the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber.
Both Brazil and Spain are expected to select Costa for their respective friendlies next month.
The 25 year-old is expected to be cleared to represent Spain. Should he chose to do so, then the CBF will act.
AS claims they will dispute his eligibility, despite assisting the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) with relevant paperwork to secure Costa.
It suggests that the CBF do not want to strengthen a potential World Cup rival. That is considered equally important to them as having Costa for themselves.
Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari backs this notion, continues AS. The 64 year-old admitted this week Costa was under consideration for a World Cup berth.
Much will depend on who the forward sides with next month. Neither Brazil nor Spain, however, can secure the La Liga top scorer until the World Cup. That is the next time they will play competitively.