Xavi in but Guardiola a doubt for Barca`s Valencia trip

Midfielder Xavi has returned to the Barcelona squad after injury but coach Pep Guardiola could miss their trip to Valencia due to a back problem, the Spanish league leaders said on Tuesday.

Spain riled as Barca pair lose out on Ballon d’Or

Spain’s media expressed frustration after Barcelona pair Xavi and Andres Iniesta lost out to Lionel Messi for the Ballon D’Or accolade while Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was pipped by Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho as best coach.

Xavi equals Barca record with 549th appearance

Xavi made his 549th appearance for Barcelona in their 2-1 La Liga victory.

Xavi, Iniesta and Messi on Ballon d`Or shortlist

Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi are on the list for the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Barca`s Xavi battling to be fit to face Copenhagen

Barcelona playmaker Xavi is making progress in his recovery from a nagging Achilles tendon injury but is not certain to start against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday, coach Pep Guardiola said.

Barca have to decide whether to risk Xavi

Barcelona are struggling to click in front of goal this season and a nagging injury to playmaker Xavi leaves coach Pep Guardiola with a dilemma for the visit of FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Xavi to miss next month`s Euro 12 qualifiers

Xavi was a surprise omission on Thursday from Spain coach Vicente del Bosque`s squad for the world champions` Euro 2012 Group I qualifiers against Lithuania and Scotland next month.

Spain midfielder Xavi aiming for `historic` win over talented Germany

Spain midfielder Xavi has declared that their World Cup semi-final opponents Germany are a talented side and noted that the absence of Thomas Muller is an advantage for his team.

Barca`s Xavi to miss Stuttgart game with injury

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has damaged a calf muscle in his right leg and will miss the Champions League last-16 second leg at home to VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday, the club said.

Barcelona lose Xavi to injury for 15 days

Barcelona midfielder Xavi will be out of action for around 15 days with a thigh-muscle injury, the European champions said.