Harare, Zimbbwe (News of the South)-Julen Lopetegui has been able to count on Andres Iniesta throughout his tenure as national coach, and ahead of the World Cup in Russia, the veteran midfielder may well be looking at the start of his international countdown.
At the very most, there are 10 matches left for the Spanish team if they are to reach the showpiece in Moscow, and it seems unlikely that Iniesta will continue on after the tournament.
Prior to the tournament, there are three pencilled in friendly matches against Argentina, Switzerland and Tunisia.
In the group stage, La Roja will take on Portugal, Iran and Morocco, meaning there are a minimum of six matches left for the Barcelona midfielder to take part in.
There is one instance where the 33-year-old’s international calendar could be disrupted, and that’s if the Blaugrana are to reach the Champions League final on May 26.
Should they do so, that would mean he wouldn’t be available for the June 3 friendly against the Swiss team.-Marca
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