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Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda

Miranda listening to transfer offers

In what has already been a disappointing couple of weeks with regards to players leaving the Vicente Calderon, it looks as if it could get worse. Miranda has confirmed to Brazilian radio that he is in talks to leave Atletico Madrid, where he enjoyed a fantastic season.

Costa addresses matters  on the club's official site  (

Soapbox Suzy: Respect Costa’s decision!

I’m getting annoyed with the whole ‘Diego Costa: Spain or Brazil’ thing. I’m really happy about our players being called up, because it is a sign of the great work they do for Atlético. It doesn’t matter to me which country they play for.

Hello Del Bosque! (BBC)

Diego Costa pledges for La Roja

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.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

Diego Costa gives the ‘yes’ to Spain

Diego Costa has told the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) that he wishes to represent Spain in international football. With Costa fulfilling all of FIFAs requirements, he is eligible to play for Spain under Del Bosque.

However, a complication has arisen and Del Bosque will not be able to call him up this coming Friday when he gives his 23 man list for the games against Belarus and Georgia.

Costa's excellent performances should earn  him a call-up  (

Diego Costa, Spain’s answer?

I’m Brazilian, and I love my country. When we won the Confederations Cup this past summer, it was awesome. The feeling of beating the almighty Spain was new, something I’ll never forget.

Diego Costa and Sergio Ramos

Costa: “I am not violent, but I am a provocateur”

Atlético striker Diego Costa, whose remarkable play in recent months caught the eye of Brazilian national team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, gave a refreshingly candid interview on Monday ahead of the Seleção’s friendlies against Italy in Geneva and Russia in London. Costa was called-up for international duties for the first time, but suffered an ankle

Forlán celebrates with Uruguayan team-mates (AP)

Atléticos in America (Quarter-finals edition)

In a wacky and totally unexpected turn of events, all four favourites of the Copa América quarter-final round were shown the door, with the elimination of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia over weekend. Atlético players Luis Perea, Elias and Sergio Aguero were sent home packing, while Uruguayan duo Diego Forlán and Diego Godín will remain in Argentina for at least another week.

Forlán missed several easy chances against Mexico   (

Atléticos in America (Part 3)

The Copa América group stage went out with a bang after a wild 12 goal Wednesday night that brought the quarter-final fixtures of the South American competition into focus. All five of our Rojiblancos taking part in the tournament made it safely through to the knockout phase with their respective national teams.

Perea challenges Atlético team-mate Agüero (AP)

Atléticos in America (Part 2)

The second round of Copa América group play kicked off with a clash between Argentina and Colombia, pitting Rojiblancos Perea and Agüero. Elias’ Brazil faced off against Paraguay, and Forlán and Godín’s Uruguay took on Chile. In this feature, we look back at our boys’ participation in this round of the South American competition.