Vicente Del Bosque who is the manager of Spain has taken long to unveil the final squad of Spain that will be participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is said that all these delays have been aimed at having Diego Costa recover after he suffered a hamstring injury.
The Atletico Madrid player suffered the injury during the last game of the season in La Liga in which his club won the trophy. He was later brought to quick fitness ahead of the finals of the Champions League that took place on Saturday.
During the finals of Atletico against Real, the striker of Atletico was only able to play a total of 9 minutes in the match that ended in 4-1 victory in favour of Real Madrid. The superstar is now scheduled for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Del Bosque aged 63 had initially scheduled to drop the 7 players and make the final 23 man squad the coming Sunday before the 2nd June deadline.
However, the Spain boss has only named a total of 19 players who will be taking part in the friendly match against Bolivia on 30th May. In the list named by Del Bosque, there are no players from Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid.
This is because they have been issued with a break extension. Del Bosque has informed the Spain supporters that they should not confuse that with the discarding of players.
Gerard Deulofeu who plays for Barcelona though has been at Everton on loan was featured in the 19 man squad and the Spain boss said that there be any replacement I the final 23 man squad, the youngstar will be given the first priority.
Del Bosque has his attention focused on Costa who too is recovering from an injury and is hoped to be fit during Spain’s opening match against Holland on 13th June.
Costa in a total of 44 appearances has been able to net 35 times and is said that he is a point of target by Chelsea in this summer transfer window.