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PIQUE REFUSES TO QUIT SPANISH NATIONAL TEAM IN WAKE OF CATALONIA UNREST

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Gerard Pique has vowed not to retire from Spanish duty in an impassioned press conference.
The defender, who tearfully offered his resignation from the Spain team at the weekend amid violence following the Catalan independence referendum, was booed at Spain training.
An image of Pique outside Barca's Camp Nou stadium has been the subject of vandalism, with the large poster, that also features Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez, had graffiti drawn onto it following the uproar over the referendum.The Barcelona defender has insisted it is "impossible" to doubt his commitment to a "family" that he has been a part of since he was a youth player.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Spain's next World Cup Qualifier against Albania, Pique said: "Since the beginning of the situation, to have fans that usually cheer you whistle and insult you, has been very difficult. Pique, though, has now hit back at his critics, insisting that he ha…
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