Costa explains Spain selection over Brazil

Costa's international future had been at the centre of much speculation, with both Brazil and Spain stating their wish to select the 25-year-old, who has dual-nationality after residing in Spain for more than five years.

However, the Atletico Madrid striker ended months of conjecture on Tuesday as it was announced that he had signed a letter to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) declaring his intention to play for the reigning world and European champions.

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