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Del Bosque called Fede to see if he could play for Spain
The Valencia player told Olé: “If they keep me in mind, I’m always going to choose Argentina, but Spain are a great national side.”
According to an interview published in the Argentinian paper Olé, Vicente del Bosque called Fede Cartabia to see if he could play for Spain. “He asked me about my situation and if I was Spanish, so the club started working on getting me a Spanish passport,” Fede said. “I’m thinking about it... though my country comes first. If they keep me in mind, not now but long-term, I’m always going to choose Argentina, but Spain are a great national side,” the Valencia player added.
Clearly if Argentina call up Fede he won’t have to think twice, unlike Diego Costa: “I’m Argentinian and I’ll die Argentinian, but if Spain call me up, why not? But I hope I’m selected to play for Argentina because it’s something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid. I have to break through at Valencia first to convince them I can play in the future. At the moment it’s tricky because there are great players in my position,” he said.