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Barcelona Andres Iniesta handed Barcelona captaincy after Xavi exit

Barcelona's players have elected Andres Iniesta as their new captain, with Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano his deputies.

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Andres Iniesta will take over as Barcelona captain following the departure of Xavi to Al-Sadd, it has been confirmed.

Iniesta had served as Xavi's deputy in recent years and has been elected as the European champions' skipper for the 2015-16 campaign by his team-mates.

Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets were re-elected as second and third choices, while Javier Mascherano is now fourth in line for the armband.

Centre-back Gerard Pique has missed out, despite recently revealing he would like to captain his boyhood club one day.

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