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There are few feel-good football stories coming out of Qatar right now but Thursday's unveiling of Xavi Hernandez as an Al Sadd player at least brought some light relief.As in the majority of his career, Xavi did not put a foot wrong.He thanked Al Sadd club, the Qatari people, praised the troubled 2022 World Cup bid and even found time to acknowledge Qatar's successful Spanish handball coach Valero Rivera Lopez, who was among the crowd.A Barcelona fan for 12 years, who lives in Al Sadd, she said the "thought of seeing Xavi up close and not just on the pitch is quite exciting".She started supporting the Catalans after watching a Barcelona training session, including Xavi, while on holiday when she was aged just 13 .In truth, Xavi would have had to have done something dramatic not to get a good reception.
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