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Qatar tribune
Xavi Hernández has confirmed on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19. 
The former Barcelona player, who is currently coach of Qatar side Al Sadd said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in isolation until he has been given the all clear.
"Today I won’t be able to join my team on their comeback to the official competition. David Prats will be there on my behalf as head of the technical staff - coach to the @alsaddsc reserves," Xavi wrote on Twitter.
On Instagram, he said he was "feeling ok" despite the infection and that he "will be very eager to return to my daily routine and work" as soon as the club's health services give him the all clear.
"A few days ago, following the QSL protocol, I tested positive in the COVID19 test. Luckily I am perfectly fine, but following the protocol, I will remain isolated until I have overcome it. When medical services allow me, I will be more involved in my daily routine and work than ever before. I thank all the authorities, especially those responsible for QSL, QFA and Al Sadd SC for providing us with all the means for early detection that will prevent further infections and ensure the normal development of the competition. A hug and see you soon on the football fields!" a rough translation of his post read.
Xavi won the Champions League four times and LaLiga eight times in a glittering career with Barcelona, and lifted the World Cup in 2010 with Spain, also winning the European Championships in 2008 and 2012.
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