Reports have emerged claiming that Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has left Chelsea striker Diego Costa out of his squad for the holders’ final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Ukraine this month.
Del Bosque said the decision to leave Brazil-born Costa out was taken after he was booked in Spain’s 1-0 win away to Macedonia last month and was not a result of the player’s disciplinary problems in the Premier League.
“I did not like what happened in the Premier League, I don’t think it was edifying,” Del Bosque explained.
“He can’t play the first match and we preferred not to bring him. He is not playing badly, we’ll select him in the future if everything goes normally.”