Official: Diego Costa to play for Spain

The Spanish Football Federation have confirmed that Diego Costa has signed before a notary his intention to play for Spain.

AS ran a story earlier today that the Atletico Madrid forward had decided to spurn his home nation of Brazil and play for La Roja.

But it is officially been confirmed by the Spanish Football authorities this afternoon on their website.

The Federation are anticipating an appeal from the CBF to FIFA on the player’s eligibility to play for Spain, having represented Brazil in two friendlies earlier in 2013.

But the goalscorer is expected to be named in Spain’s friendly squads for the games against South Africa and Angola.

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