CORONAVIRUS

Xavi: Al Sadd coach confirms recovery from coronavirus

Barcelona great Xavi Hernández missed Al Sadd's weekend Qatar Stars League game after testing positive for Covid-19, but has now recovered.

Former Barcelona star Xavi: I've recovered from coronavirus

Al Sadd coach Xavi Hernández has recovered from the coronavirus and is back at work with the Qatari club, the former Barcelona star has announced.

Xavi revealed positive Covid-19 test at weekend

The 40-year-old confirmed on Saturday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had gone into self-isolation.

It meant he missed out on coaching Al Sadd in their Qatar Stars League clash with Al Khor, but Xavi is well again, he declared on Instagram.

The former Spain midfielder, who has been frequently linked with a Camp Nou return as a potential successor to head coach Quique Setién, posted pictures of himself both back at work and at home with his children.

Xavi confirms return to work in social-media post

In a post published on Wednesday, Xavi thanked followers for their "caring messages" since announcing he had the coronavirus, adding: "I want to share with you that I'm recovered and back home with my family and the @alsaddsc team".

In a separate Instagram post, Al Sadd also showed Xavi on club duty, wearing a face mask as he welcomed new signing Rodrigo Tabata to the club.