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.
But his international career ended on a low after the holders were knocked out of Brazil 2014 last month in the group stage.