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34-Year-Old Midfielder     Barcelona  La Liga      Full Name: Xavier Hernandez Creus


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Birthdate:  January 25, 1980    Birthplace:  Terrassa-Barcelona,Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 7"    

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Xavi is expected to turn down offers to play in Qatar in order to sign with Major League Soccer side New York City FC, which begins play in 2015, Sport in Barcelona reports.

Former Barca teammate David Villa was the first NYC FC signing, and Xavi is expected to make his final decision after he concludes his holiday in Ibiza. There has been talk of a three-year contract for around $8 million per season, which would make him one of the highest paid players in the United States.

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Xavi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 22, 2014

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Xavi is dealing with a muscle injury and he will not play in Spain's final World Cup match against Australia on Monday, FIFA.com reports.

Xavi could be looking at the end of his long international career for Spain, as La Roja have already been eliminated from the knockout stage following losses to Chile and Netherlands. Xavi has scored 13 goals in 133 international appearances.

November 19, 2013

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Xavi picked up a hamstring strain in training this week and is a doubt for Barcelona's La Liga match against Granada on Saturday, according to ESPN FC.

Xavi took the international break off instead of traveling with the Spain squad for friendlies against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa, so the injury is quite unfortunate given his lack of match action. He hasn't been officially ruled out of this weekend's match but it doesn't appear like he'll be 100 percent if he does feature.

October 5, 2013

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Xavi scored in the 52nd minute of Saturday's 4-1 win over Real Valladolid.

Xavi hadn't found the back of the net since back on August 18 against Levante despite plenty of time on the pitch for Barca this season.

September 24, 2012

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Xavi was able to produce a moment of magic and score the game winner in Barcelona's 2-0 win on Saturday over Granada.

Xavi' late winner ensured Barca of their fifth win in as many games, taking the maximum 15 points.

February 12, 2012

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Xavi remained on the bench in Barcelona's 3-2 loss, not enter as a substitute even though the team was losing.

It was short of a surprise to see the Spaniard on the bench again as it was the second straight league game he has been unused. WIth Iniesta out with injury, Barca needs Xavi in the midfield to calm the team down or results like Saturday are sure to become more regular.

December 18, 2011

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Xavi scored and set up Messi in Barcelona's 4-0 romp over Santos in the CWC final.

A sublime touch to set up Messi and then a cool as you like finish from the middle of the box. The partnership that he and Iniesta have formed is clearly the best in the world.

February 26, 2011

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Barcelona midfielder, Xavi, picked up a leg strain in the Catalans 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao last Sunday. First reports, according to Yahoo! UK & Ireland, are that he may be fit to return on March 2nd against Valencia.

Expect Xavi to be in the starting eleven for Barcelona during the home leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Arsenal. The Catalans are down 2-1 on aggregate to the Gunners and Xavi is one of the main catalysts on offense for the La Liga side.