Spain midfielder Xavi set for 100th cap

AP, Wednesday 23 Mar 2011

Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez is set to win his 100th cap for Spain when the world champions resume their 2012 European Championship qualifying campaign on Friday looking to stay perfect

Xavi Hernandez

Xavi, widely regarded as one of the world’s best midfielders, will become only the second Spanish outfield player to reach a century of appearances, after striker Raul Gonzalez.

Teammate Fernando Llorente says Xavi is “an incredible player, among the best Spanish players of all time. He is achieving everything in the world of football.”

Spain, bidding to defend the European title it won in 2008, is one of four teams to have a 100 per cent record so far in qualifying ahead of its home match against the Czech Republic in Granada.

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