Spain`s Xavi Hernández quits internationals

Reuters| Last Updated: Aug 05, 2014, 16:47 PM IST

Madrid: Spain midfielder Xavi has retired from internationals at the age of 34, he said on Tuesday.

The Barcelona player represented his country a record 133 times and helped Spain win the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.

"I`m grateful for all those years," Xavi told a news conference.

"It has been a fantastic time. I`m not 20 any more, but I still have the motivation of a kid."

Xavi was a member of the Spain squad which failed to get past the first round at this year`s World Cup in Brazil.