Tag: Xavi Hernández
Liverpool will face a match against CONCACAF Champions League winners Monterrey, Al Sadd or Hienghene Sport at the FIFA World Cup.
Al Sadd outclassed Al Duhail to advance 4-2 on aggregate and give Xavi a shot at an Asian continental title during his first season as coach.
The World Cup-winning midfielder saw Qatar international Akram Afif give his side the lead on the half-hour mark of the first leg, only for Yousef Msakni to level the scoreline just before halftime.
Xavi Hernandez succeeds Portuguese Jesualdo Ferreira whose term ended this season.
Xavi’s send off tuns out to be a sour one as Al Sadd was defeated in the Spaniard’s last game for the middle eastern club.
Xavi Hernandez has made a record 767 appearances for Barca and 133 for Spain.
Former Barcelona great Xavi, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, opined 48 teams would not be the right option for 2022.
After four continental titles with Barcelona, the midfielder has one foot in the semifinal of the Asian Champions League with Al Sadd, the club he joined in 2015.