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Team News: Diego Costa starts for Spain in Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovakia

Chelsea striker Diego Costa starts up front for Spain in tonight's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovakia.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been given a place in Spain's starting XI for tonight's Euro 2016 qualifier away to Slovakia.

There were questions over whether the Brazilian-born forward would take part due to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho previously stating that Costa struggles to cope with more than two games a week.

However, the 26-year-old is given a spot alongside in attack alongside David Silva and Andres Iniesta, while Cesc Fabregas gets the nod in midfield alongside Sergio Busquets and Koke.

For Slovakia, Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel captains the side, while former Manchester City attacker Vladimir Weiss and Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik are also included.

Slovakia: Kozacik; Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Gyomber; Weiss, Hubocan, Hamsik, Kucka; Mak, Pecovsky

Spain: Casillas; Juanfran, Pique, Albiol, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Fabregas; Silva, Costa, Iniesta

Follow all the action between Slovakia and Spain in Sports Mole's live text commentary here.

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