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Overreaction Theatre: Diego Costa latest victim of ‘The Bieber Curse’

The Rio Report

Diego Costa has become the latest victim of the infamous 'Bieber Curse'. Many Twitter users feel that Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has brought gloom to the Spain squad by posing with a Spanish top.

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We should have known the Justin Bieber curse wasn't going to leave Spain overnight. But little did we know it was going to turn Chelsea new boy Diego Costa into a striker who looked like he had just played in the League Two play-offs.

Spain were fairly shambolic in departing the finals in a 2-0 loss to Chile. They were a shadow of the side who won the World Cup four years ago, but none more so than Costa who has played 126 minutes of these finals as a pale imitation of the man who helped Atletico Madrid win La Liga. No goals, and no shots on target says it all.

Some even suggest Costa will look to change nationality. Again.

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