World Cup qualifying news

Spain handed Xavi fitness boost

March 26, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Spain playmaker Xavi Hernandez is set to start Tuesday evening's key World Cup qualifier against France in Paris.

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Xavi continues to be troubled by the hamstring injury that has seen him miss a number of recent Barcelona games. He sat out Spain's surprise 1-1 draw with Finland in Gijon on Friday, and La Roja coach Vicente Del Bosque said on Monday that the player would decide ...

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