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.
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.
Atlético midfielder Mario Suárez earned his first start with the senior Spanish national team in their World Cup qualifier against Finland last Friday. Colchonero midfielder Koke did as well, while veteran La Roja member David Villa also appeared in the fold for his fellow Rojiblancos’ debuts. Villa was removed just before the hour mark, and
For years, Atlético Madrid fans witnessed how the Spanish national team experienced its glory years, winning cup after cup, and becoming the first country ever to win three major tournaments consecutively, without a Rojiblanco player present. Some fans might have even started to wonder whether former Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque was ignoring the
The Spanish national team currently find themselves in Miami, where they will face off against Haiti’s senior side in a Confederations Cup preparation friendly on Saturday. Friday’s training session was moved indoors due to very severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Andrea, which didn’t exactly result in the type of conditions the reigning World Champions
After an ultimately successful run in the European U19 Championships for Atlético’s cantera, a number of our young players have been called upon to represent their national teams. Mérida, de Gea and Domínguez are among those selected for Spain U21s, while Cabrera could be set to earn his first full cap for Uruguay in a friendly match against Angola.