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Radamel Falcao will not be in the World Cup in Brazil. Although the Colombian striker has worked around the clock to try to recover in time from injury crossover, it has failed. Colombia’s coach Jose Pekerman, announced that El Tigre is one of the discarded.
Besides exdelantero Atletico Madrid, Pekerman released the names of the other two players discarded. Muriel and Perera will not be in the finals.

Costa: “If all goes well I will play at Chelsea”

Looks like the deal is already done. Diego Costa said in, his future will be in London. “I always wanted to play in the Premier League. Chelsea are one of the best teams in the world and if all goes well, will be the team in which I will play next season.”
The striker of Atletico Madrid is defending the colors of the Spanish team still talks openly about his decision to leave the “colchonero” “Why have I chosen to play for Chelsea? It is a thing that is about to occur. The things are going in one direction, and if they keep going as they are, is the team in which he will play next season. ”
Costa knows that adaptation to English football will not be easy. “I’ll have to work hard to fit in with the style of the Premier League.”
The controversial decision
He also talked about the World Cup and the controversial decision he had to make by picking Red. “I had the right to choose so that the public also has the right booing.”
While Costa does not seem too concerned about the hostile environment towards him. “In Spain I passed all stages, so I’m pretty used to it.”

Lukaku approaches Athletic

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are close to finalizing the transfer of Belgian striker Lukaku Romelo the Spanish club as part of the deal for Diego Costa play at Stamford Bridge next season, says Britain today evening “Evening Standard”.

Lukaku, 21, has played on loan at West Bromwich and Everton past two seasons, although some of the fans of Chelsea was in favor of recall to address the lack of scoring that suffered this year’s team Portuguese Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian international, an attacker with technical talent despite his 1.90 meters in height, came to London from Anderlecht in 2011 for 18 million pounds (21.6 million euros) and although it has only been a starter in four times with the “blues”, has added 33 goals in two seasons in which he has been assigned.
Chelsea shuffles first choice player for sale £ 25 million (30 million euros), although is likely to accept an agreement to return to yield, according to British newspaper.
Tottenham, Everton, Roma and Juventus, among other European clubs have shown interest in the striker, but Atletico would be better positioned in the negotiations given the interest from Chelsea for the Brazilian coast and back Filipe Luis.
According to the “Evening Standard”, the entity owned by Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich would be willing to shell out 50 million pounds (60 million euros) for both players.
“At the moment I have to concentrate on myself.’ve Got to play a good World Cup. That is very interesting for all players who are looking for a good deal, and I want to be one of them. The Chelsea already know what my point view, “Lukaku told British media this week.

Miranda asks to leave Atletico Barca or United

Joao Miranda asked Atletico Madrid to let him leave the club this summer and to accept one of the two offers the Brazilian managed, or that of the Barcelona or Manchester United. The center believes that the time to change air has arrived and is confident his team negotiated.

Joao Miranda
Joao Miranda

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Diego Costa: “People have treated me as expected”

Diego Costa has been one of the stars of the day in Caju. Athletic striker has appeared at a press conference to review the early days of concentration in which the end of the day it is their country of origin. That way, the first issue has been hosting. “So far things are going well. People have treated me the way I expect, although you may at some point it is not. I’m cool, I have the support of enough people who understand what happened,” says the Red tip.

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Diego Costa: traitor or antidote to nationalism?

Diego Costa
Diego Costa

The Today striker of Atletico Madrid, Brazilian footballer Diego Costa is in their country of birth order to stoning. Your decision to want to play the World Cup next year in the selection of Spain and not in the country that “gave all” has become among his little less than an outlaw. The most common adjective that is blamed is “traitor” and is reminded that it is not just “spit on the dish that fed him when he was hungry.”

Other, less likely to feed what an editorial in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo criticizes as “sectarian nationalism” even prefer to see the universalist attitude Costa as an “antidote to the old sin of nationalism.”

In Brazil writes that Atletico Madrid is a traitor because he had said that since childhood “his dream was to play in the Brazilian national” and now, “money”, has betrayed his old desire.

Some prefer to think that the wave of antipathy and verbal aggression against the player should be, above all, to go to contest the Cup with Spain, one of the most feared teams in the Brazilian team. “If it had decided to contest the World Cup in an unknown African team had nobody interested in it,” says El Pais journalist who has worked on television and now prefers to sell homes because it “pays more”.

However, if Costa has served to awaken the eternal theme of Brazilian nationalism, which they say has persisted since the days of the Empire, and that may be one of the reasons that Brazilians feel in any way Latin Americans. Nor Europeans. “We felt that, Brazilians,” they all say.

How to reconcile this strong sense of nationalism, which has advantages such as ignore some bloody rivalries between regional states as far apart as China Paris, with old inferiority complex coined by Brazilian writer Nelson Rodrigues as ” complex mutt “?

Is that one of the anomalies of a country not easy to understand or analyze, a rich and contradictory country at once, full of fascination with its load of humanity and strong accent of superiority when compared with its neighbors.

Folha’s editorial, which warns during the war raised against the Brazilian player, remember that there is even a contradiction between the heads of the national team, as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who seems to forget, in their Costa criticism, that he coached Portugal team after winning the Cup in 2002. And his colleague Alberto Parreira has coached four foreign teams.

Brazil is a country where old lingering nationalism are being nullified by the emergence of globalization in all fields. It is a modern country, a place where people from over one hundred nationalities, where all world cuisines can be savored and where they are at ease and at peace people’s different faiths and ideologies. Why keep it remnants of old nationalisms?

Diego Costa’s case, his “globalized” could act and should be read as a sign more than a few times in which true civilization should move away from the virus of nationalism and borders that separate people. Have not you said that football and sport in general, should be the modern substitute to old wars? And what greater antidote to war gesture Diego Costa of winning the World under a flag that is not his birth, but the universality of a world like no other photo ID badge and belong the human race?