Barcelona icon, Xavi tests positive to Covid-19.

Barcelona great and Al Sadd manager, Xavi has tested positive. He revealed the development on his instagram page. He is asymptomatic and now in self-insolation.

He wrote on Instagram: ‘A few days ago, following the QSL (Qatar Stars League) protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID19 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. I’d like to thank all the authorities, especially those working in [the] QSL, [the] QFA (Qatar Football Association) and [at] Al-Sadd for supplying the means of early detection, reducing the spread of infection and that guarantees the normal development of the competition.’

The 40 year-old Xavi will be absent from the club’s Qatar Stars League game against Al Khor on Saturday. The midfield maestro will not be able to oversee the club’s training sessions. He is temporarily replaced by David Prats, Al Sadd’s reserves coach.

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