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Xavi in Al Sadd

Xavi in Al Sadd

Xavi has committed his future to Qatar side Al Sadd, and is due to sign a three-year playing contract worth £22million in Doha this week. The Barcelona captain will also begin coaching the generation of players that Qatar hope will represent them at the 2022 World Cup by taking a position at the Aspire Academy. Since making his debut for the Catalan giants in 1998, he has won seven La Liga, three Champions League and two Copa del Rey titles.  Xavi retired from international football after last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, picking up 133 caps and scoring 11 times for Spain, he was a key part of Spain’s European Championship wins in 2008 and 2012 and their first ever World Cup win in 2010.

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Patrícia Lopes

Patricia Lopes is a sports journalist, currently working as the BeIN Sports channel correspondent in Brazil. She took part in several international coverages and two world cups. The first in 2010 in South Africa, and the second in 2014, in Brazil. Patricia has previously worked for the following channels: Rede Brasil-TVE (Brazilian public TV) where she worked for nine years as a reporter, presenter and sports commentator. After that she spent 7 years at ESPN. She has also worked freelance for other famous news channels in the world: Al Jazeera, CNN EN Español and NBC Telemundo