Brazil call Costa, RFEF worry

As the RFEF reportedly grow concerned Diego Costa won’t commit to Spain over Brazil, the Selecao inform FIFA of their intentions to call him up.

The Brazilian born forward has represented Brazil twice already in international friendlies this calendar year, but in achieving Spanish citizenship in the summer, has found himself the subject of interest for official competition from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

However, on from the player’s admission this week that he has already made his decision over which country he will commit to, and Luiz Felipe Scolari’s inadvertent words on Spanish radio, reports are that the RFEF are concerned they may lose out on the 25-year-old.

AS indicate that the Spanish game’s governing body are pushing for the Atletico Madrid man to sign documentation to renounce playing for Brazil in the future, in order to fully commit to Spain ahead of November’s upcoming friendly internationals.

FIFA regulations apparently require such paperwork before La Roja can call up the player, but, even as it is believed that Costa has provisionally opted for Spain, he reportedly remains reluctant to sign such papers.

On from this, reports are that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have sent FIFA documentation this week listing the Atletico man in their intended 23-man squad for November’s international friendlies.

According to AS, FIFA regulations state that the player must now officially turn down the CBF’s call-up, if he wants to represent Spain.

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