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Ex-Barca Star Tests Positive For Coronavirus

FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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The 40-year-old announced the news of testing positive on Instagram after a routine check at Al Sadd ahead of the new Qatar Stars League season.

Xavi is asymptomatic and will now self-isolate, which will see reserve coach David Prats take over in the meantime.

"Today I will not be able to accompany the team on the return to the official competition," he said on Instagram.

"A few days ago and following the @qsl protocol, I gave a positive result in the last COVID-19 test they performed on me. Fortunately I am in perfect condition but, following the protocol, isolated until I have overcome it.

"When the health authorities allow me, I will join my daily routine and work with more desire than ever. I thank all the authorities and especially those responsible for @qsl, @qfa and @alsaddsc for putting at our disposal all the means for early detection that prevents further contagion and guarantees a normal development of the competition."

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