Xavi learns trade from Spain futsal stars

Before Spain continue their bid for a fourth straight Futsal EURO title in their quarter-final against Romania, FC Barcelona's Xavi Hernández speaks about his admiration for the game.

Xavi learns trade from Spain futsal stars
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With UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 well under way, some of football's biggest names are watching intently to see who will triumph in Croatia – and with FC Barcelona well represented, who would bet against Spain pulling off a fourth straight triumph as they take on Romania in the quarter-finals in Zagreb tonight?

Barcelona's midfield linchpin Xavi Hernández is one of the world's most revered footballers, but the FIFA World Cup winner admits that football's smaller-sided brother, futsal, provides his ultimate definition of the beautiful game. He said: "Perhaps in regular football you cannot appreciate the talent. Everything is more physical. But in futsal you have small details of quality, class and tactical aspects."

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