Atletico remains one of the leaders in the world; the proof is the large number of players who will attend next week's international commitments with their national teams. Juanfran, Koke and Diego Costa will play with Spain, premiering on an official call from Vicente del Bosque. Cristian Rodriguez, Diego Godin and José María Giménez will go to Austria to defend the Uruguayan t-shirt, while Thibaut Courtois Tobby Alderweireld with Belgium.
Vicente del Bosque made official the call of Diego Costa. Atletico debut scorer will debut with the Red against Italy in a friendly match to be played at home, in the Vicente Calderon Stadium next Wednesday. His great performances and 27 goals in a brilliant season, have put the striker into the Call for the best team in the world. Beside him, Koke and Juanfran, as usual lists of Salamantine´s coach, will also be part of the 22 players called on March 3 at the Sports City of Las Rozas.
The three Atletic players, agreed on the "happiness" and "proudness" to be part of the national team in a 'special' match played at the Vicente Calderon in declaration for the Atletic´s website,. Diego Costa, said "I am very happy with this call for Del Bosque. Additionally it is very special by the fact that the match against Italy will be in our stadium, at the Vicente Calderon. "Juanfran after acknowledging the new call was "pleased, happy and proud to be part of the Spanish national soccer team," and acknowledged that "this special match against a great opponent, will prepare the team for the World Cup." Finally, Koke said it was "tremendous pride to be with the Spanish national soccer team. I'm very happy to be playing at home against Italy and I hope that all these calls are repeated in the future."
Uruguay, Belgium and Turkey also have Atletico players
The Uruguayan team has decided to call Diego Godin, Cristian Rodríguez and José María Giménez for the friendly match against Austria in Klagenfurt to be played on Wednesday, 5, at 20:30. Arda Turan will go to Ankara to defend the Turkey´s t shirt in a friendly match against Sweden on Wednesday at 19:30. Finally, Thibaut Courtois and Toby Alderweireld will go to Brussels to face Ivory Coast, also on Wednesday at 20:45.