The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have reportedly applied in writing for approval from FIFA to consider Diego Costa for selection to Spain.
The Atletico Madrid striker has drawn attention in the last year for his improved form and it has been suggested more than once recently that La Roja have been considering him for Vicente del Bosque’s squad.
The Brazilian born 24-year-old recently received Spanish citizenship and, despite being capped twice by Brazil earlier this year, is believed still able to qualify for selection for Spain.
On from apparently seeking verbal approval on this situation, the RFEF have reportedly put in writing their request to FIFA to confirm the player’s availability, on the grounds that his appearances for Brazil came in unofficial non-competitive internationals.
Costa is currently level with Lionel Messi in the League scoring charts, having netted seven times in the first six rounds of domestic action.
Think you know your Spanish football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!