2014 FIFA World Cup: Spanish forward should take a rest

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Spanish international Diego Costa's is doubtful for the 2014 FIFA World Cup due to hamstring injury

Spanish international Diego Costa's is doubtful for the 2014 FIFA World Cup due to hamstring injury

MADRID -  Doubts over Spain's injured forward Diego Costa continue despite gaining Spanish citizenship to play for Spain in 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Spain's head coach Vicente Del Bosque, who has yet to announce the ultimate World Cup squad composing of 23 players, submitted a 19-man-list for the friendly match against Bolivia in Seville on May 30.

Spanish forward Diego Costa, who is doubtful as a player for the tournament, will be under Spanish Football Federation medics' supervision in Cemtro clinic to recover before the tournament.

Pedro Guillen, Head doctor of the clinic in Madrid said that Costa is not in good condition, and he should take a rest for two weeks to repair the rupture in his bicep muscles.

On June 2 the Spanish National Football Team will be heading to Washington after completing their preparation process in Spain, and on the same day Spain's ultimate squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup will be announced.

If Costa is ineligible for the tournament, he will be replaced by either Manchester City's central forward Alvaro Negredo or Juventus' towering striker Fernando Llorente.

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