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LaLiga: Lionel Messi equals Xavi Hernandez's appearance record for Barcelona, scores brace in Huesca win
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LaLiga: Lionel Messi equals Xavi Hernandez's appearance record for Barcelona, scores brace in Huesca win

Messi tied Xavi's 767 games in all competitions for Barca and marked yet another milestone with a brilliant brace, a curling effort in the first half flying in off the crossbar at Camp Nou before a late shot nestled in the corner.

Qatar Football Association fines former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez $2,700 for breaching COVID-19 protocol
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Qatar Football Association fines former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez $2,700 for breaching COVID-19 protocol

Xavi, head coach of Qatari side Al-Sadd, revealed at the end of July that he had contracted the virus but just days later he said he had returned home and to work.

Xavi tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Qatar league restart, to self-isolate until 'all clear'
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Xavi tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Qatar league restart, to self-isolate until 'all clear'

Xavi, who renewed his contract with Al-Sadd, 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.

Qatari club Al-Saad sign former Spanish international, Villarreal legend Santi Cazorla
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Qatari club Al-Saad sign former Spanish international, Villarreal legend Santi Cazorla

The 35-year-old Cazorla had been playing with Villarreal, which finished fifth in this year's Spanish league.

Serie A: League-leaders Juventus sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Barcelona for $81 million
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Serie A: League-leaders Juventus sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Barcelona for $81 million

The 23-year-old, generally known simply as Arthur, will remain at the Camp Nou until the end of the 2019/20 season, which has been extended until August because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, before moving to Turin.

LaLiga: League-leaders Barcelona sack coach Ernesto Valverde after Spanish Super Cup defeat, appoint Quique Setien
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LaLiga: League-leaders Barcelona sack coach Ernesto Valverde after Spanish Super Cup defeat, appoint Quique Setien

The tide appeared to turn against Valverde after a 2-2 draw at struggling Espanyol which was followed by a 3-2 defeat by Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals

LaLiga: Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes Spanish champions treating coach Ernesto Valverde unfairly
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LaLiga: Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes Spanish champions treating coach Ernesto Valverde unfairly

Barca approached Iniesta’s former team mate Xavi Hernandez to replace the under-pressure Valverde who they wanted to sack after defeat by Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final last week, reports in the Spanish media said.

La Liga: Xavi focussed on Al Sadd's Qatar Cup final, still undecided on taking up offer to coach Barcelona, says club source
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La Liga: Xavi focussed on Al Sadd's Qatar Cup final, still undecided on taking up offer to coach Barcelona, says club source

The source said Xavi, coach of Qatari club Al Sadd, is focused on Friday’s Cup final against Al Duhail and has decided against accepting or declining Barca’s offer.

LaLiga: Lionel Messi's sublime second-half brace maintains Barcelona's lead at the top; Atletico Madrid thrash Alaves
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LaLiga: Lionel Messi's sublime second-half brace maintains Barcelona's lead at the top; Atletico Madrid thrash Alaves

Lionel Messi continued his remarkable run of form as his second-half double, including an impudent free-kick, helped Barcelona continue their march towards the La Liga title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Espanyol.

Spain's Gerard Pique announces international retirement, says he wants to focus on Barcelona
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Spain's Gerard Pique announces international retirement, says he wants to focus on Barcelona

Spain centre-back Gerard Pique confirmed that he had ended a glittering international career on Saturday, saying that the appointment of his former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique would not change his mind.

Xavi Hernandez eyes playing till 40 as former Barcelona star extends deal with Qatar's Al Sadd till 2020
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Xavi Hernandez eyes playing till 40 as former Barcelona star extends deal with Qatar's Al Sadd till 2020

Xavi Hernandez could play on until the age of 40 after it was announced on Thursday he has signed a two-year extension to his contract with Qatari club Al Sadd.

La Liga: Barcelona edge past Real Sociedad as Camp Nou bids teary farewell to club legend Andres Iniesta
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La Liga: Barcelona edge past Real Sociedad as Camp Nou bids teary farewell to club legend Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona on Sunday and his supposed successor scored the winner as Philippe Coutinho's superb strike sealed a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad.

Serie A: AS Roma announce three-year deal with Qatar Airways as new shirt sponsors
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Serie A: AS Roma announce three-year deal with Qatar Airways as new shirt sponsors

Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.

Spain's Xavi Hernandez named global ambassador for FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar
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Spain's Xavi Hernandez named global ambassador for FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

Former World Cup winner Xavi Hernandez was named as a global ambassador for the 2022 World Cup local organising committee in Qatar on Sunday.

Xavi Hernandaz set to retirement at end of season, eyes coaching career as future option
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Xavi Hernandaz set to retirement at end of season, eyes coaching career as future option

Xavi collected 133 caps for Spain during a 14-year international career, winning the 2010 World Cup and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.

Lionel Messi all set to join Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta in the '600 club' at Barcelona
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Lionel Messi all set to join Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta in the '600 club' at Barcelona

In his 599 games since 2004, Messi has scored 523 goals in all competitions to be the club's all time top scorer and the top scorer in La Liga with 360.

Spanish great Xavi Hernandez says he is open to coaching Qatar at 2022 FIFA World Cup
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Spanish great Xavi Hernandez says he is open to coaching Qatar at 2022 FIFA World Cup

Xavi Hernandez said he's open to being Qatar's coach when it hosts the 2022 World Cup and rebuffed his critics by claiming he is "very proud" to be in Doha.

La Liga: Barcelona tie down captain Andres Iniesta with club after midfielder signs lifetime contract
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La Liga: Barcelona tie down captain Andres Iniesta with club after midfielder signs lifetime contract

Along with Lionel Messi, Iniesta is Barca's most decorated player of all-time having won 30 trophies at club level, including eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Officials enforcing strict measures at event in India to avoid age-cheating scandals
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Officials enforcing strict measures at event in India to avoid age-cheating scandals

All players at the competition will have their wrists scanned by MRI to check they weren't born before 1 January, 2000.