In the month of May, he announced his retirement from football and then he named as the new name of Qatari side Al-Sadd, he has been officially appointed as the new coach. Not just this, but the managerial debut of Xavi has not got the date and venue as well. Al-Sadd has now been appointed to play a match, this match will not be called as the official one, but it will be played somewhere near to home.
The coaching career of Xavi will begin on Sunday that is 21st
of July. His team will play a friendly match against Palamos CF. The match will take place at Estadi Palamós-Costa Brava and it will help at 20.00h according to Catalan coast local time, the venue of 100km far from away from Terrassa, his native.
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Xavi who is the brand ambassador for the World Cup in Qatar said that it was not fair to not give the prestigious award to Lionel Messi in this year and he also said that, he would give the award to him every time. Xavi was speaking at an event in the capital city of Doha, where the design of the new stadium was being unveiled. The most interesting fact is that even Xavi along with Ronaldo did not get into the shortlisting this time for the first time in the 11 years.
Luka of Croatia meanwhile, broke the dominance of the two players on the trophy by winning it this year. Xavi conveyed his happiness for the same but he insisted that Messi must win it every time. The Spain player is thinking to begin a career in coaching and most probably, he might start with Qatar since they already have a Spanish coach. On the other hand, Modric was not happy because the two greatest players in football did not attend the function which was held in Paris on the 3rd of December.
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Xavi was in Spain and was playing international. He won lots of trophies through a sparkling career during his tenure with Spain, but recently he said he is exhausted of how some teams play. The legend of Barcelona, Xavi recently revealed that most present time football are not interesting. During his spell, he was known as the bested midfielders in it, he got the opportunity to play with probably the two biggest teams of the world in the history. While playing with Barcelona, he won titles La Liga.
And while playing for Spain, Xavi made good contribution made the team to win two European Championships and a World Cup too. According to Xavi, he managed to win all games, because he was trained in a specific manner and learnt some unique styles, but Xavi is fedup of watching the teams playing without any possession. Moreover, he accept that for him it is good to see examples of what training should not be given.
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Former Spanish football Alfonso Perez has asked Barcelona defender Gerard Pique to quit international football in the shirt of Spain due to his political beliefs, according to reports.
Perez, who used to play for Barcelona and Real Madrid, asked the player not to make himself available any longer as he wanted Catalonia to get independence from Spain. Pique has said that he would retire from international duty after the 2018 World Cup. He is openly supporting a referendum on the independence of Catalonia. He was accused of cutting the flag of Spain off the sleeves of his kit.
Perez compared Pique’s action to that of former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola who played friendly games for Catalonia during his playing career without renouncing the Spanish national team.
“It would have been most honest if Guardiola, being such a Catalan, would have renounced the Spanish national team. I am not against the Catalans. My son was born in Barcelona and if I was radical he would have been born in Madrid or Seville. I have nothing against Catalans, but I do against those pushing for independence,” Perez said. Continue reading PEREZ WANTS PIQUE TO QUIT FOOTBALL
Xavi Hernandez, FC Barcelona legend has said that he believes that if allowed to participate in competitions held by the FIFA, the current Catalonian International football team would be one of the top 10 teams in the world.
With Catalonia getting ready to hold a referendum in September 2017 regarding its independence, Xavi believes that there are a lot of exceptionally talented players in the team. He is also holds the view that with such players, they can go on to become a world-class team.
So far, Xavi has represented Catalonia 12 times throughout his playing career. However, the 36-year old did not rule out the possibility of managing the team in the nearest future.
“You never know. You can never close any door. It’s very early to start making predictions but it’s one of the ideas, coming home to coach in Barcelona, in Catalonia. It’s my home and I feel very comfortable there.
“I always feel happy when I return home and it’s a source of genuine pride to play for the national team.” Continue reading CATALONIA CAN BE A WORLD CLASS TEAM – XAVI
Xavi has declared that people should respect Lionel Messi’s decision to retire from international football.
Indeed, the Barcelona striker has stated that he will not be playing for Argentina again after their recent defeat at the Copa America final against Chile. Since then, many football personalities and players have asked Lionel Messi to come back to his decision, but the Argentina forward has yet to make a declaration.
Xavi believes that we should respect his decision and not attempt to pressurize him to come back. Xavi said that Lionel Messi has been giving his best for his national team and instead has always been frustrated by the results. He said that the player has earned the right to make his own decision regarding his career and that people should leave him alone.
He said that people have no right to judge him. If he wants to play for Argentina again, that is his decision and that we should respect him. He believes that Lionel Messi is one of the best players in history and yet has experienced a lot of frustration with Argentina. He believes that the player has every right to be downhearted and to retire.
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The former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez claims that superstar Lionel Messi is not the kind of player to involve in simulation or any other form of cheating.
Messi has come under fire recently after playing the role in the sending-off of Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis when the two teams met each other back in January. The defender claimed that Messi gets preferential treatment from the referees due to his stature in the game. Xavi dismissed those suggestions claiming that Messi is someone who is desperate to play in every game and does not get involved in playacting of such sorts.
Xavi was already a first-team regular when Messi was just coming through the ranks. However, he formed a bit devastating partnership with Messi over the last five years and it saw them lift numerous honours both at a club level and at international level. There have been extraordinary players have been accused of getting unfair advantage in the game. The likes of Diego Maradona, Pele, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all been not exceptions to the list. However, there is a feeling that Messi is one of the few who likes to stay on the pitch even when he is being harassed by opposition. Continue reading Xavi Hernandez backs Messi