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Spain's Xabi Alonso has called time on his international career, having won the World Cup, two European championships and 114 caps.Alonso scored 16 goals for Spain but that statistic does not do justice to his contribution to their success.From his deep-lying position he dictated the tempo of Spain's possession-orientated football and made up a formidable midfield trio alongside Barcelona's Andres Iniesta and Xavi, who announced his own international retirement earlier this month.He started the showpiece finals of the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship after making a substitute appearance as Spain beat Germany to win Euro 2008 .
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