One of the greatest players in Spain's football history has exited the international stage. After 14 years in the jersey of the Furia Roja, midfielder Xavi has announced his international retirement

"My time in the Spanish national team is finished. It filled me with pride to play for this many years," said the 34-year-old who played at every major tournament for the Spanish squad since the 2002 FIFA World Cup™.

The absolute height of his successful career saw the brilliant midfielder lifting the trophy at South Africa 2010 . We have summarised some of his best scenes from that triumph for you in the video above.