Al Sadd team dress as medical staff before match against Al Khor
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VIDEO: Al Sadd emerge from tunnel dressed as doctors in honour of medical staff during COVID-19 pandemic

Manager Xavi absent after testing positive for coronavirus.

Lineup of Al-Sadd football club enter their matchup in Medical uniforms in honor of all medical staff around the world. from HumansBeingBros

Al Sadd players came out of the tunnel dressed as doctors in tribute to medical staff before their 2-1 win over Al Khor in the Qatar Stars League.

Their manager, Spain World Cup winner Xavi, was absent for the match at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium after recently testing positive for coronavirus.

Xavi : Today I won’t be able to join my team on their comeback to the official competition. David Prats will be there on my behalf as head of the technical staff – coach to the @alsaddsc reserves. pic.twitter.com/HDvRd9ZN46

— AlSadd S.C | نادي السد (@AlsaddSC) July 25, 2020

In their first game back since Qatari football went on hold amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a first-half double from Akfram Afif was enough to secure the victory.

It consolidated 3rd place in the table for the Doha-based side, while Al Khor lie 10th out of the twelve top-flight clubs.