Barca legend tests positive for COVID

LaLiga

Former FC Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 2010 World Cup winner was tested during Al Sadd's check-up before the start of the new season in Qatar.

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The 40-year-old announced the news on social media on Saturday and will now self-isolate.

"Today I will not be able to accompany the team on the return to the official competition," Xavi announced 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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