As expected, Diego Costa will represent the Spanish national football team, where he will more than probably join fellow Atlético teammates Villa, Koke, Mario and Juanfran.
After weeks of putting it off, the Brazilian federation sent FIFA the necessary paperwork stating that Diego da Silva Costa has never represented Brazil in any official matches.
However, after that soap opera was finalised, Diego still had to submit a letter to FIFA stating his desire to represent the red jersey of Spain.
That final piece of the puzzle was finally completed on Tuesday.
Costa went to the office of the 30th Notary Public of Serrano, and pledged allegiance to the Spanish national team.
Vicente del Bosque is now free to call him up for the next friendlies in November.
If things don’t change, the ‘Beast’ will represent Spain in the 2014 World Cup in his very own home nation.
We can only imagine what he would feel if he ended up playing against Brazil.
What do you think about his decision?