Xavi Hernandez confirmed on Thursday that he is calling time on his Barcelona career, and has agreed a move to Qatari side Al Sadd.
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The move brings to an end one of the most glorious careers the club has known, and will also see the departure of the beating heart of the magnificent side constructed by Pep Guardiola.
The crowning achievement of that side was arguably the Champions League triumph of 2009, and come the end of this season, only four of that team—Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique will remain at the club.
Before and since that pivotal triumph, Xavi has seen some of the greatest names in the game pass through the Nou Camp.
In this feature, we present a dream starting XI of the World Cup winner’s Barca teammates.