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Scolari: Diego Costa 'Turned His Back' on Brazil

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reacted with clear disappointment after Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa formally and publicly turned down representing his home country in favor of representing his adopted Spain in international play earlier this week. “A Brazilian player who refuses to wear the shirt of the Brazilian national team and compete in a World Cup in his country can only be automatically called off,” Scolari said. “He has turned his back on the dream of millions, to represent the five-time champions at a World Cup in Brazil.”

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