Xavi Hernández to miss Finland game on Friday

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernández was subjected to various medical tests on Tuesday including an MRI  to determine the status of his hamstring injury and it was finally decided that he would not be playing for the Spanish national team on Friday 22nd March against Finland in the Spanish city of Gijón.

The Spanish midfielder will therefore train away from the national side with the objective of doing some sports rehabilitation training ahead of the decisive clash next Tuesday against France in Saint Dennis.However, doctors believe that the evolution of the player can be positive in the coming days.

The Barcelona player was not on the pitch for his club’s last match against Rayo Vallecano where the Catalans won by 3 goals to one with goals coming from the dynamic duo of David Villa and Leo Messi. Xavi will not want to miss the clash against France and sitting out against Finland on Friday is a good idea.

Xavi came off the field at the end of the A.C Milan match with some pain, having only just returned to the first eleven after suffering a hamstring problem.

He had to sit out the two previous Barca matches before the second leg of the Champions League at the Nou Camp where he returned to face the Italian giants, participating in the Blaugrana’s crushing victory.

In a statement on the official website of the club last week, it said that Xavi would sit out the Rayo Vallecano game as a result of the pain he felt after the Milan match.

Xavi Hernandez needs to be at his best for both club and country and any extra rest for the player would be welcomed as too many players of Xavi’s calibre have been thrust back into action too early only to suffer a relapse.

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