Xabi Alonso retires from international football
After eleven years of success with Spain, Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football on Twitter. The midfielder from Tolosa was a vital player of Spain's three back to back trophies (1 World Cup and 2 European Championships).
I announce my retirement from international football. It's been an enormous honour for 11 great years. Sincere thanks to everyone involved.— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) August 27, 2014