Xavi, Spanish footballing great, tests positive for coronavirus

The 40-year-aged Spaniard exposed the news on his Instagram account and the group he manages, Al Sadd in the Qatar Stars League (QSL), put out his statement on its web page.

“A few days back, adhering to the QSL protocol, I tested good in the previous COVID-19 examination,” he said. “Luckily, I am sensation alright, but I will be isolated right up until I am presented the all distinct.

“When the overall health products and services let it, I will be quite eager to return to my day by day regimen and to get the job done.

“I would like to thank all the authorities, in particular people operating in QSL, QFA and Al Sadd for giving the indicates of early detection, reducing the spread of an infection and that ensures the regular growth of the levels of competition,” he added, referring to the Qatar Football Association. “Consider care and see you shortly on the football pitch!”

Reserve coach David Prats is taking demand of the match versus Al Khor on Saturday. Friday marked the return of soccer in the league soon after it was suspended in March thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

Xavi became manager this year following ending his actively playing days at Al Sadd.

Success with Spain and Barcelona

But he is typically recognized for his time at Barcelona and with the Spanish national group. He performed a crucial part for the duration of Spain’s dominant run from 2008-2012, when it received the Planet Cup and two European Championships.

In club football, Xavi built a history 767 appearances with Barcelona, often linking up with Argentina’s Lionel Messi, imagined by a lot of to be football’s best-at any time player.

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