Spain Coach del Bosque Hails Xavi Hernandez as Architect of Tiki-Taka

Xavi Hernandez announced his retirement from international duty after 133 appearances for Spain.

updated: August 06, 2014 18:33 IST
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Spains midfielder Xavi Hernandez drives the ball during their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B football match against Nigeria
Spain's midfielder Xavi Hernandez has been an integral part of the Spanish football team.



Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has paid rich tributes to veteran midfielder Xavi Hernandez who announced his retirement from international football after 133 appearances for his country.

Xavi is recognised as the architect of the 'tiki-taka' style of touch football, which led Spain to the 2008 and 2012 European Championships as well as the 2010 World Cup, something Del Bosque was quick to recognise, reports Xinhua.

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