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Costa In Fitness Battle For World Cup

Spain coach, Vicente del Bosque, has confirmed that he will wait ‘until the last minute’ before making a decision on Diego Costa.

Spain’s medical team confirmed that Costa has a Grade 1 hamstring injury and needs to rest for 15 days.

Del Bosque still has until June 02 to announce his final 23-man squad for the World Cup, but insists he has enough options even if Costa wouldn’t make.

“Diego has got a muscular injury; we’re monitoring him closely and keeping an eye on how it evolves; we will wait until the last minute before making our decision,” the Spain coach told radio Cadena SER.

“We’re not doing this on a whim – we have until June 2 to submit the list of 23 players and so we have no reason to be hasty.

“I really hope he makes it, but if he doesn’t we have other options.

“We’re going into the finals with caution and prudence but with a great ambition to win it again.”

The Brazil-born Spaniard has opted to play for the defending World Cup champions instead of his home country and made his international debut for Spain March.

He has scored 36 goals in 49 goals for Atletico Madrid this season, helping them to win the La Liga title and finishing runners-up in the Champions league.

Do you think Diego Costa is fit enough to help Spain in Brazil? Have your say in the comment section below.

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