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Xavi Hernandez tests positive for COVID-19

Baku, July 25, AZERTAC

Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has tested positive for coronavirus, his Qatari club Al-Sadd said on Saturday, adding he would miss their league restart fixture against Al-Khor, according to France 24.

Xavi, 40, recently quashed rumours that he was preparing to move back to Barcelona and signed on for another season at the helm of the Qatari top-flight side.

"A few days ago, following the Qatar Stars League protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID19 test," Xavi said in a post on Al-Sadd's twitter account.

"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."

"Today I won't be able to join my team on their comeback to the official competition," added Xavi.

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