Xavi retires from international duty
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has retired from international duty with Spain are an illustrious career for La Roja
Xavi was a key member of the squad that won back to back European Championships, as well as the 2010 World Cup, during a dominant six year spell.
New Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has convinced Xavi to remain at the Nou Camp for another campaign, despite the midfielder being reportedly keen on a move.
He was capped 133 times, more than any other Spanish outfield player, and scored 13 goals.
He told a press conference in Barcelona: “I’m grateful for all those years. It has been a fantastic time.”