Football: Xavi calls it a day for Spain
Published on Aug 5, 2014 6:47 PM
MADRID (AFP) - Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez announced on Tuesday his retirement from international football.
"I have decided to leave the national team. I think my time there has finished," the 34-year-old Barcelona player told a news conference.
He is the most capped Spanish outfield player on 133 appearances, behind only goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
He was a member of the Spain teams who won the 2008 and 2012 European championships and the 2010 World Cup.
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