Spain coach Julen Lopetegui paid tribute to veteran attacking midfielder Andres Iniesta after his vintage display against Switzerland.
Iniesta, 34, got an ovation from the crowd at Villarreal’s Ceramica Stadium during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland as he played his final international match on home soil.
The ex-Barcelona superstar – who joined Japan’s Vissel Kobe last month and has announced his retirement from La Roja duty after World Cup 2018 – famously scored the winning goal during World Cup 2010’s final.
“The tribute from the fans is something that he deserves for all of his career,” said Lopetegui.
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In the second of our live preview shows at Sport360 studios looking ahead to the World Cup in Russia, Alex Broun sits down with two of our squad to discuss the teams, players and fixtures to look out for in Group B – home to 2010 winners Spain, as well as Portugal, Morocco and Iran.
Alex is joined by Matt Monaghan and Alex Rea.
While Lionel Messi might have been the star of the show for Argentina against Haiti, scoring a hat-trick in a fine 4-0 friendly win, his sons Thiago and Mateo managed to steal the limelight post-game.
In an adorable video that the Barcelona genius posted on his Instagram account, his children delivered a rendition of the famous Vamos, Vamos, Argentina chant.
Meanwhile, Messi and his Argentina side are getting ready for their final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup on Saturday.