SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: XAVI HERNANDEZ ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SPANISH FOOTBALL NATIONAL TEAM

XAVI HERNANDEZ ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SPANISH FOOTBALL NATIONAL TEAM

FC Barcelona & Spanish International XAVI HERNANDEZ gave his first pre-season Press Conference this afternoon. The big news was the announcement that he will no longer be available for the Spanish National Football Team. The player believes that his time is up & will move aside leaving his position for younger talent. 

Most media expected answers to why he decided to continue at FC Barcelona this season instead of leaving as he had announced to the Club at the end of the season. Xavi Hernandez has knocked back succulent offers from US Soccer (New York City) & Qatar Football after new Barça Coach Luis Enrique convinced him to stay & contribute with his vast experience. Xavi had felt at the end of the season that the Club did not need his services any longer after being sidelined in the important Liga title last match decider against Atletico de Madrid. 

Spanish Football International

However, the news that made the front page was the announcement that he will no longer be available for the Spanish Football Team. In this area he is totally convinced that his time is definitely up after suffering the disappointment of being placed on the bench against Chile in the last World Cup in Brazil. 

End of the road for perhaps that Greatest Spanish Midfielder of all time & prime element in the reign of Spanish Football in World Soccer in the last 8 years. Xavi Hernandez has been an International with Spain since the year 2000 & has been proclaimed himself twice European Champion in 2008 and 2012, as well as FIFA World Champion in 2010, plus with the Spanish U-20 squad in 1999. Xavi has been capped with 133 International matches & has scored 12 goals.

At least we can still be able to see all his magic with FC Barcelona this season.


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