BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Malaga at Nou Camp on January 16, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won 4-1. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Former Barcelona star Xavi tests positive for coronavirus

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Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has tested positive for coronavirus and will take a break from managing Qatari club Al-Sadd.

The 40-year-old former midfielder, who won the World Cup and two European championships with Spain, revealed news of his positive test ahead of Al-Sadd’s home game with Al-Khor.

“Today I won’t be able to join my team on their comeback to the official competition,” Xavi wrote on Al-Sadd’s Twitter account. Reserve team coach David Prats will deputise.

 

Xavi on duty as Al Sadd’s coach

“A few days ago, I tested positive in the last Covid-19 test.

“Fortunately, I’m feeling okay, but I will be isolated until I am given the all-clear.

“When the health services allow it, I will be very eager to return to my daily routine and to work.”

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