Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring against AC Milan during their Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan February 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)
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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up Atletico Madrid's Brazil-born forward Diego Costa for the world and European champions' friendly against Italy Wednesday and omitted Fernando Torres and Juan Mata.Del Bosque emphasized that there was still time for players who were not selected, including the likes of Torres, Mata, David Villa and Fernando Llorente, to make the squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil starting in June. The 32 nations taking part must send a preliminary list of 30 players to FIFA by May 13 and a definitive 23-man squad, with three goalkeepers, no later than June 2 . Chelsea rightback Cesar Azpilicueta was also included, with Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa missing out.
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