Costa chooses Spain over Brazil

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Costa chooses Spain over Brazil

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In a move that will delight Spain supporters and infuriate Brazil fans Atletico Madrid’s Brazil-born forward Diego Costa has signed a formal letter stating his wish to play for his adopted country Spain.

The 25-year-old, who holds dual nationality and has already played for Brazil in a couple of friendlies, also told Spain coach Vicente del Bosque this month that he would be available for the world and European champions if selected.

Costa’s first chance to feature for Spain could come on Nov.19 in in a friendly against South Africa.