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Brazil To Try And Save Costa

The Confederacion Brasilena de Futbol (CBF) plans to make a last-ditch bid to retain the services of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

According to AS, the Selecao will call Costa up to play for them in their upcoming friendlies against Honduras and Russia.

But they could still lose Costa to Spain, who looked set to pick him for their last two World Cup qualifiers, until a hitch in the paperwork held things up.

Costa has been on fire for Atleti this season, and believes he has what it takes to star at the next World Cup on his home soil in Brazil.

After playing two friendlies for the Selecao, he thought his dream was coming true, and was hurt when Phil Scolari left him out of Brazil’s Confederations Cup squad.

Costa’s friend and club-mate Miranda says that all the striker wants to do is strut his stuff in Brazil next year, and that he feels as if the Selecao have not given him a fair chance.

"From what he has said to me, he has not been given a chance with Brazil, and he is thinking a lot about playing for Spain," Miranda said, according to Soccernet.

"He wants to play at the World Cup, which is a dream for him.

“Brazil could lose a top player with great potential."

If Spain manage to complete their admin and get Fifa’s permission to call up Costa, and Brazil then call him up too, it could be that his international future is settled by Fifa’s Players' Status Committee.

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