Previous
Atletico Madrid
Malmo FF
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Olympiakos
Juventus
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Liverpool
Real Madrid
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
FC Basel
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Benfica
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
Zenit St Petersburg
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Anderlecht
Arsenal
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Galatasaray
Borussia Dortmund
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Ronaldo focused on qualification, not prizes

World Cup reaction Nov 20, 2013
Read

Platini: Not end of world if France fail Video

France news Nov 17, 2013
Read

Del Bosque signs Spain extension

World Cup news Nov 15, 2013
Read

Spain fringe players eye friendly chance

World Cup news Nov 15, 2013
Read

Giroud happy with evolution of France role

World Cup news Nov 15, 2013
Read
Oct 24, 2013

Scolari tricked into Costa admission

A prank on Spanish radio has tricked Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari into admitting that he wants Diego Costa in his squad at next summer’s World Cup.

Diego Costa scored on his Champions League debut against Austria Vienna.
Diego Costa's form makes him a man in demand.

• Duarte: Costa tug-of-war

Costa is currently the subject of an unseemly 'tug of war' between the Brazilian and Spanish football associations, but appears to have decided to stick with his initial decision to switch allegiance from the land of his birth to the country where he now lives and plays for Atletico Madrid.

The saga took another twist on Wednesday night when a member of comedy troupe 'El Group Risa' called Scolari claiming to be Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo, with the conversation broadcast by Spanish radio show 'El Partido de las 12'.

The Selecao boss unwittingly revealed that he was a big fan of Costa’s and would ideally include him in his 23 for the competition.

"If the World Cup was today I would bring him to Brazil," Scolari said. "I like Diego. The first choice is Fred, who is injured at the moment. Diego is the second, and I need to look for a third."

Costa has said that he has made up his mind on his international future, however he cannot reveal it yet. It remains quite possible that the attacker will be selected in squads by both Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque and Scolari ahead of November’s friendly internationals.

"I am going to call up Diego Costa for the pair of games on Nov. 16 and 19 in Miami and Toronto,” Scolari told 'Cerezo'. "We have information that Spain will call him up, but he has played two games for Brazil. I think he will opt for Brazil and not Spain. It is the player’s decision."

The former Chelsea manager said he had not spoken personally to Costa, but had been in touch with the player’s agent Jorge Mendes.

"I did not want to speak with the player," Scolari said. "But I did talk to Jorge and said I wanted to call Diego up for the two games in November, and then decide whether to pick him for the World Cup."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.