All posts tagged "spain"

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.

Mario earns high praise from Del Bosque and peers

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

Vicente Del Bosque

Del Bosque: “I have a lot of hope placed in Koke”

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

Adrian opens the scoring for Spain

Atleti trio make Spain bow

Adrián was on target and Juanfran and Álvaro Domínguez also represented the Spanish national team for the first time on Saturday evening, as La Roja ran out 2-0 winners against Serbia in St. Gallen. The Rojiblanco trio all made a good impression ahead of manager Vicente Del Bosque’s announcement of the definitive list of 23 players

Atletico Madrid trio Juanfran, Alvaro Dominguez and Adrian called up by Spain

Atleti trio called up by Del Bosque

Just hours after landing in Colombia Álvaro Domínguez, Juanfran and Adrián López woke up to some wonderful news. They got to travel all the way back over the Atlantic for another 14 hour flight. The trio were called up by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for friendlies against Serbia and South Korea on 26 and

De Gea Domínguez

Youngsters called up to national selections

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.


Atleti trio lose in final of European Championship

I was really looking forward to seeing Keko, as captain, lift the trophy as European Champions with the Spain U19s, but sadly they lost the final today. The host nation France proved too strong, and after initially going behind, came back to win 2-1. Spain, with Keko and Pulido as starters, had dominated against all