Netherlands v Spain

Alonso honoured to join Barca stars

July 9, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso says it is a "privilege" to play alongside Spain's galaxy of Barcelona stars at the World Cup.

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