The Al-Sadd first team squad will undergo their second COVID-19 tests on Sunday, as part of the preventive protocol implemented by the Qatar Stars League. Players, staff and team officials are currently camping at the Ritz Carlton and all members of the squad are set to take the tests once again to ensure their safety.
The second COVID-19 tests come before the scheduled departure from the hotel, which has been designated as a quarantine facility as per QSL protocol, ahead of the resumption of the 2019-20 season on July 24.
The squad had earlier undergone the first tests last week, and will now await the green signal to restart routine training, once the results of the second tests are revealed. Training will then be held on a daily basis at the club’s training centre, along with daily observation, and also medical tests every week.
On Saturday, the first team squad held their training in two groups as per the protocol for the current phase. Head coach Xavi Hernandez was keen to focus on physical preparation, before moving on to practicing with the ball – all while keeping a distance between the players during their movement.
The session saw the absence of Yousuf Al Baloushi and Mustafa Tarek Meshaal, after the duo were called up to the Qatar U-19 national team camp.