Costa, benched for the final Group B match, bizarrely elected to stick a strip of material to Xavi Alonso’s thigh before ripping it off and studying the results intently.
Watch the peculiar incident below:
Costa opted to play for Spain over Brazil, the country of his birth, but failed to find the net in the World Cup.
Defending champions Spain signed off from the World Cup with a 3-0 win, a result that secured third spot in the standings behind the Netherlands and Chile.
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