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Costa set for Brazil call

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed he will pick Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, who has indicated his wish to change allegiance and represent Spain, for next month's friendly internationals.

Costa was granted Spanish nationality in July and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) last month asked FIFA for permission to register the player.

Happy Birthday Pele!

For some 50 years, Pele has been regarded as one of the world's greatest ever players.

The Brazilian scored more than 1000 career goals, winning three World Cups and celebrates his 73rd birthday today.

Watch our video profile of the legend, above.


Video: Ronaldinho bids farewell to his famous buck-tooth

His buck-tooth smile made him one of the most recognisable faces in football, but Brazil legend Ronaldinho has now bid farewell to his trademark look and undergone cosmetic surgery to straighten his teeth.

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