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Xavi, Iker Casillas receive award

September 5, 2012
By news services
Spanish stars Iker Casillas, the Real Madrid goalie, and Barca midfielder Xavi Hernandez were named sports category winners of the Prince of Asturias award Wednesday, an annual prize given to athletes who make notable achievements.

"This is a recognition for a generation of (Spanish) soccer players," Barcelona captain Hernandez told Marca. "The award is recognition for our work, for a whole generation of players and their friendship. For the past 15 years we have been playing together ...

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