Diego Costa finally passed judgment before a notary. He preferred to Spain and will be with the Red attempting to win the World Cup 2014, which ironically will be played in Brazil. But nevertheless, the case is not exceptional athletic front. So great and such good players country has had quite a few players who have chosen to wear the shirt of another team before that of the “canarinha”. We review some of the most prominent cases:
1- Marcos Senna: basic part of Spain champion of Europe 2008. Previously spent three compatriots as Donato, Heraldo Bezerra or Catanha defending the colors of the Red, but it was then Villarreal midfielder who was consecrated as key schemes Luis Aragones. distributed, He cuts and release exhibited over medium and long distances. Fortunately, He never had to play against his country.
2- Pepe: Scolari, the man who now criticizes the decision and says Diego Costa has disappointed millions of Brazilians was the architect of that Pepe became the overnight in Portuguese and dispense with the idea of playing with Brazil. Central, defensive midfielder, Luso itself has had the fortune or misfortune as it looks to face Brazil on many occasions, even in the last World Cup 2010.
3- Deco: Portugal and Brazil have always been very close, among other things, share the same language. In his day, It was the midfielder Porto and Barcelona, Deco, who chose to nationalize and play under the Portuguese flag, with the approval of Scolari. Deco, who was opposed to Figo who did not make him any grace this type of nationalizations, juice 75 internationals for Portugal, one of them against Brazil, as the World 2010. Liedson was also teammate of Brazilian origin.
4- Kevin Kuranyi: a front veteran played Euro of 2008 Germany, despite being born in Petrópolis and have the Panamanian and Brazilian. Forward highly mobile and goal, one day he decided to leave in the middle of a game he was playing with the German team and never returned more to the combined teutón. It is the only German nationalized German, Cocoa, so it is.
5- Amauri: most similar case to that of Diego Costa. He was summoned by Brazil to play a friendly against Italy 31 of January of 2009. Juve never let him participate and in August changed his mind and was Italy who summoned him officially debuting against Ivory Coast.
6- Eduardo da Silva: this man has little in common with Croatia beyond signing for Dinamo Zagreb from the lower categories but is Croatian for all purposes and its name sounds weird in a lineup full of Balkan names so difficult pronunciation.
7- Alex: This Brazilian-Japanese represents a number of Brazilian players who ended up wearing shirt Japanese. I must say that both Brazil and Japan is very common to find thousands of people of both nationalities because of the close ties that keep both countries.
-Note: Check here all players born in another country who played for Spain.
– Brazil and Argentina are the only teams that do not accept players nationalized, with the exception of Gonzalo Higuaín, which it is considered Argentina for all purposes despite being born in France of Argentina entirely family.