Spain Drop Diego Costa for European Qualifier

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque made six changes from his last squad, giving forwards Jose Callejon, Manuel "Nolito" Agudo, Alvaro Morata and midfielder Ignacio Camacho chances to make their national team debuts.

Updated: November 07, 2014 19:39 IST
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Chelsea striker Diego Costa (L) has been left out due to a pain in the groin.

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Madrid: Chelsea striker Diego Costa was dropped from the Spain squad on Friday for the European Championship qualifier next week while he nurses a groin injury.

"Our doctors have been in contact with Chelsea's doctors and they have agreed it would be best for him to rest," Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said.

Del Bosque added Diego Costa's "pain in his groin doesn't mean he won't play on Saturday" when Chelsea faces Liverpool in the English Premier League.

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