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The withdrawal of David Villa At the end of this season, Japanese football is the farewell of one of the best Spanish strikers of all time. Won all all important titles at club level and also with the Spanish team, being key in the conquests of the Eurocup of 2008 and the world of 2010.
In this last appointment he formed in a historical alignment and whose members have been leaving the selection and hanging the boots, since only Sergio Ramos Y Busquets They keep coming to the call of the Red. Ramos became the captain and leader of the equipment after the departure of heavy weights such as Iker Casillas or Carles Puyol, while the Barca midfielder remains a key piece in the midfield of the national team.
In the remaining eight are the retired Xabi Alonso, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez Y Joan Capdevilla, who have followed very different paths although always linked to the sport of their life.
The former midfielder of Real Madrid, Liverpool Y Real society He began his stage as coach in the lower categories of the white team and now directs the subsidiary Txuri Urdin.
Puyollegend of FC Barcelona and of the selection, rejected a position in the sports direction of Barça and since his retirement he acts as ambassador of The league, UEFA Y FIFA in its most important events.
He also exazulgrana Xavi, lately more news for his political statements that for his work as a coach, he finished his career in Qatari football, the same in which he changed the green for the benches. He directs Al-Sadd, where things are not going out and has encountered critical voices calling for his removal.
Joan Capdevila is the face and voice of Spanish since last September, after the agreement reached with the club to perform functions similar to those of Emilio Butragueño at Real Madrid or William love at Barcelona.
Withdrawn … or almost
Another player who is one step away from withdrawal is Andres Iniesta, who made the leap to Japanese football and sponsored the arrival of David Villa at Vissel Kobe. The manchego will also hang the boots at the end of the season.
Iker Casillas Y Pedro Rodriguez they stopped being summoned but they are still active, although in very opposite situations. The canary continues his English adventure in the Chelsea, while the former captain of that game is temporarily separated from the playing fields after having suffered a heart attack.
In case of Gerard Piqué it is different, since it is still active and at a good level, but he resigned from being summoned after the 2018 World Cup in Russia to focus their efforts on the Barça.