Football: Spain coach hints at call-up for Brazil-born Diego Costa
MADRID (AFP) - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has fuelled speculation that Brazil-born Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will be called up for the world champions' two remaining World Cup qualifiers.
Del Bosque will name his squad for the games against Belarus and Georgia on October 11 and 15 respectively on Friday with Spain needing just four points to guarantee their place in next year's finals.
Costa has started the season in fantastic form and his eighth league goal in just seven matches was enough to hand Atletico a memorable 1-0 win over arch city rivals Real Madrid on Saturday.
That goal brought him level with Lionel Messi as La Liga's top goalscorer this season with his return in front of goal meaning Diego Simeone's men have barely missed the departed Radamel Falcao.