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Atletico Madrid striker is in Brazil plans

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Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that Diego Costa is very much in his plans as the World Cup edges ever closer. Duped by a prank call from a Spanish Radio station, he said that: "If the World Cup was today I would bring him to Brazil".

Speaking on El Partido de las 12, Scolari was fooled by a member of El Group Risa into thinking that he was conversing with Atletico Madrid chairman Enrique Cerezo, and the call was broadcast live on Spanish radio.

Reports have suggested that Costa has been called up for friendlies against Honduras and Chile next month, however what may discourage the in-form striker from joining up with Brazil is that Scolari doesn't yet see him as first choice.

In the prank call he also revealed that "the first choice is Fred, who is injured at the moment. Diego is the second".

Spain are also expected to call up Diego for friendlies against Russia and Gabon next month, as the Atletico star continues his impressive run of scoring form.

The 25-year-old has scored 13 goals in 10 appearances for the Madrid club so far this season, as they look to mount a genuine challenge for the Spanish title.

Whatever the outcome over the next few months, Costa certainly has a big decision to make with regards to his future.

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