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Scolari: I want Diego Costa

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed his desire to call up Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa for the 2014 World Cup.

Last Updated: 24/10/13 at 14:46 Post Comment

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil boss keen to select Diego Costa

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil boss keen to select Diego Costa

Costa is currently embroiled in a tug-of-war between his native Brazil and Spain, where he has played since 2007, who both want the striker to represent them in next year's tournament.

"Diego Costa will receive the opportunity to be called up for the World Cup. The first striker is Fred, who is injured, Diego is the second striker and I'll have to find a third one," Scolari reportedly told Radio COPE.

"I intend to take him to the World Cup. If the tournament was today or tomorrow, he would be in the squad."

Scolari also revealed that he hopes the saga is resolved in the next few weeks.

"I will call up the player for the games next month against Honduras in Miami, and Chile in Toronto," he added.

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he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

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opefully Jose turns up to the game wearing a T-Shirt with Costa's face on, that's the classy thing to do in these situations right?

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onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

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