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Costa Tug Of War Is Over

Diego Costa showed just why world champions Spain want him to play for La Furia Roja, and why Brazil want him to play for them, when he scored two goals for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League this week.

It was Costa’s first ever game in the competition, and Austria Vienna were the victims of an in-demand striker at the peak of his powers.

“I was excited about making my debut in the Champions League,” Costa said after making yet more headlines.

“I am very happy with the debut, and for having been able to score and help the team.”

But what most people wanted to hear about was which international giant Costa has opted to play for.

It seemed likely last month that Costa would opt for Spain, having grown demoralised by his treatment by Brazil boss Phil Scolari.

But then Brazil appeared to make a last-ditch bid to appeal to Costa’s sense of patriotism, without promising him a spot in their World Cup squad.

Costa has been agonising over his decision, and now says that the tug of war between La Furia Roja and Selecao over his stellar services has already been decided, but he is not prepared to reveal the victor’s identity in public yet.

“The decision is already taken,” Costa said.

“I have spoken with those I needed to speak with.

“I do not have to speak  with [Spain coach Vicente] Del Bosque.

“Now we just have to wait. I cannot say publicly yet what I am going to do.

“I hope it is all resolved soon.”

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