Javi Martinez

Javier "Javi" Martínez Aginaga is a Spanish footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or a central defender. He arrived at Athletic Bilbao in 2006 before his 18th birthday, quickly imposing himself as a starter and going on to appear in 251 official games over the course of six La Liga seasons, scoring 26 goals. A Spanish international since 2010, Martínez was a member of the squads that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, and also played at the 2014 World Cup.

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7 best players snubbed for the 2018 World Cup

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal at John Smith's Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Huddersfield, England.

The article is based on the seven best players left out - not the seven most shocking snubs - and there is a difference. To clarify, players from countries who didn’t qualify or players who are injured and thus unavailable for selection are not included.

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Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal at John Smith's Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Huddersfield, England.

7 best players snubbed for the 2018 World Cup

The article is based on the seven best players left out - not the seven most shocking snubs - and there is a difference. To clarify, players from countries who didn’t qualify or players who are injured and thus unavailable for selection are not included.

10 Facts About Manchester City Target Javi Martinez

Spanish football pundit Guilleme Balague confirmed this week Premier League leaders Manchester City have enquired after Spanish starlet Javi Martinez. Do they need him? Here are 10 things to know about the possible January signing...

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