Xavi named as player of the tournament

Last Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2008 14:24 hrs

Vienna: Spain midfielder Xavi was named by UEFA on Monday as the best player at Euro 2008.

Spain beat Germany 1-0 in the final on Sunday to win their first major title in 44 years.

Special: Euro 2008 | Click here for latest football news..

Xavi was key to Spain's triumph thanks to his superb short passing game and ability to break down opposition attacks.

The 28-year-old Barcelona player started in five games at the finals and scored once.

More from Sify: