Changing nationality in football: the FIFA rules that helped Brazilian Diego Costa play for Spain

Published 04 November 2013 By: Adam Lovatt

Diego Costa

With the World Cup fast approaching, this blog looks at the case of Diego Costa who has chosen to represent Spain rather than Brazil in the tournament next summer and considers the implications that this decision may have on the event and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


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Adam Lovatt

Adam Lovatt

Adam is a lawyer specialising in sports law with IMG. Adam has a wide range of commercial and litigation experience from his four years as a qualified solicitor. Adam has a passion for sports law and is currently undertaking a IP Law Masters programme with the University of London. He is passionate about most sports particularly football, golf and tennis.

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