Vicente Del Bosque, Spain’s national trainer has said that he will not be using Xavi Henández in the Euro 2012 qualifier to be played tonight against Lithuania in Salamanca.
There have been reports in the Spanish press that Xavi is very close to suffering a serious injury, and while Del Bosque has commented that while there is no other Xavi, he will not be using the Barça player who already has 96 caps for Spain. His teammate Andrés Iniesta could be called in his place.
Xavi has enjoyed a tribute in his honour held in his home town of Terrassa. See video below..
Meanwhile there has been a row over language following a press conference for the side in Salamanca on Thursday. Another Barcelona player, Piqué, responded to a question in Catalan when asked to do so by a journalist, and this upset Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, who asked if the answer would be translated in the Andalucian. Pique went on to repeat his answer in Castellano.
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