Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been dropped from the Spanish national squad by disapproving manager Vicente Del Bosque, reports the Daily Mail.
The controversial forward has been labelled ‘not nice’ by the La Roja boss, for his antics in the London derby with Arsenal that saw him banned for three games retrospectively.
The 26-year old was involved in an incident with Gunners defenders Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel, that saw the Brazilian red carded.
‘He hasn’t played badly, the decision is not down to form’, explained the ex-Real Madrid manager.
Costa has been unable to replicate his club form with the national side after sensationally switching allegiances from his native Brazil, scoring only once in nine appearances for Spain.
He would have been suspended for next week’s game with Luxemburg, but could have made an appearance against Ukraine later in the month had he been selected.
The former world champions need only a single point to ensure their participation in next summer’s tournament, having won the last edition back in 2012.
— Titanbet (@TitanBet) September 30, 2015