Xavi tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Qatar league restart
2020-07-26 | Since 2 Month
Al-Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez, the former Barcelona and Spain midfielder, said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19 but was asymptomatic. Xavi, who renewed his contract with the Qatari club on July 5, said he will self-isolate as his team prepare for their first match on Saturday after the Qatar Stars League (QSL) was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Today I won't be able to join my team on their comeback to the official competition," Xavi said in a statement "David Prats will be there on my behalf as head of the technical staff - coach to the Al-Sadd reserves. "A few days ago, following the QSL protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID-19 test. Fortunately, I'm feeling ok, 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." The QSL resumed on Friday after being suspended since March due to the new coronavirus pandemic. Al-Sadd, who are third in the table, play Al-Khor on Saturday with five rounds remaining.