World Cup 2022 ambassador Xavi Hernandez says he is feeling OK and will self-isolate until he receives the all-clear [Alex Grimm/Getty Images]

Al-Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez, the former Barcelona and Spain midfielder, said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19 but was asymptomatic.

The 40-year-old, who renewed his contract with the Qatari club on July 5, said he will self-isolate as his team prepare for their first match on Saturday after the Qatar Stars League (QSL) was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Today I won’t be able to join my team on their comeback to the official competition,” Xavi said in a statement.

“David Prats will be there on my behalf as head of the technical staff – coach to the

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