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Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda reveals Spain approach

Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda has revealed an approach from Spain.

However, the talks were stopped after they found out he had already represented his country, Brazil, various times during 2009.

The 29-year old told ESPN Brazil: "It did happen, they sounded me out, wanted to know about my past but I am not able to play for Spain.

"I preferred to not even think about that, as I didn't want to create false expectations. There is nothing more happening at the moment and I'll keep doing my job."

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