Report: Diego Costa will shun Brazil and represent Spain
Diego Costa intends to represent Spain, according to a report in AS.
It claims the forward has already given his word to La Furia Roja manager Vicente Del Bosque.
Costa feels let down by Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and believes he is ‘making life hard’ for him, continues AS.
The 25 year-old will meet with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to ascertain the best way to inform the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) of his decision.
The Atlético de Madrid striker was irked by Scolari’s decision to announce his selection for Brazil’s friendlies with Honduras and Chile next month. The reason behind doing so was to allow Costa, and others, to obtain visas to allow them into the USA and Canada.
He, however, does not require one, due to his Spanish citizenship, and sees this as more unwanted pressure from Scolari, continues AS.
Costa must inform the CBF through written communication that he does not intend to accept the call up. They may appeal his decision, with FIFA forced to hear their case. It is unclear whether they would do so and how successful any challenge could be.