‘Costa has turned his back on Brazil’

Luiz Felipe Scolari made clear his disappointment at Diego Costa opting to turn down Brazil in favour of representing Spain at international level.

The Atletico Madrid striker had his decision to represent La Roja confirmed this week through signing documentation to officially turn down the Selecao’s advances.

For the Brazil Coach, who had involved him in two international friendlies earlier this year, there is only disappointment.

“A Brazilian player who refuses to wear the shirt of the Brazilian national team and compete in a World Cup in his country can only be automatically called off,” Scolari has reacted.

“He has turned his back on the dream of millions, to represent the five-time champions at a World Cup in Brazil.”

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