Xavi return to Barcelona on hold after developments at Al-Sadd

first_imgXavi’s proposed return to Barcelona has been put on hold after his decision to sign a one-year contract extension with Al-Sadd. Barcelona bid farewell to the club legend when Xavi quit the Nou Camp after 17 years in 2015. The former Spain international spent the next four seasons playing in the Qatar Stars League for Al-Sadd, before hanging up his boots in May of last year. Xavi was subsequently appointed Al Sadd’s new permanent head coach, and has since guided them twice to silverware. The 40-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to Catalonia, with Barca currently struggling to dominate as they did under Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique. Quique Setien is the latest man attempting to bring back the Nou Camp glory days. However, he is already being tipped to leave the club after just six months in charge.Advertisement Xavi, who recently admitted that wants to coach Barca in the future, was the firm favourite to replace Setien. However, the former Blaugrana captain has now committed his immediate future to Al-Sadd. With an official announcement posted on the club’s Twitter account on Sunday. read also:Xavi admits preparing to coach Barcelona Indeed, Xavi has delivered a message to supporters after agreeing to fresh terms. The message read: “Happy to renew my contract with Al Sadd. “I’m working with the club’s management during the current period on a number of issues. Including the renewal of Akram Afif’s contract, and signing foreign players to replace Gabi and Marco Fabian.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?10 Incredibly Looking Albino AnimalsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… last_img read more

Men’s Tennis: Badgers fall to Princeton before dominating Green Bay, IUPUI in tournament

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season to Princeton (4-1) before bouncing back Saturday, winning a doubleheader against Green Bay (1-2) and IUPUI (1-5). The Princeton Tigers came out strong Jan. 31 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Despite the undefeated Badger duo Jesper Freimuth and Leonard Soha thrashing Justin Barki and Thomas Bosancic 6–3, Princeton ultimately took the doubles point.The singles score didn’t look much better for the Badgers — Princeton chalked up five more points — but there are some tales numbers can’t tell. Wisconsin’s Gabriel Huber made Karl Poling fight for his win, forcing their set to a third game tie-breaker before falling. Wisconsin’s Robert Krill then stopped what otherwise would’ve been a Princeton sweep, demolishing Bill Duo 6–4, 6–4—a welcome salve for the Badgers first loss of the season as Princeton won 6–1.Men’s tennis: Wisconsin falls to Minnesota in first round of Big Ten tournamentThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (10-12, 4-7 Big Ten) fell in the first round of the Big Ten Read…If Friday belonged to Princeton, Saturday was all for Wisconsin. Soha and Freimuth opened the Feb. 1 doubleheader by destroying Green Bay’s Teddy Razafindratsima and Kentaro Mizushima 6–1. Chase Colton and Jared Pratt clinched the Badgers doubles point when they dispatched George Botha and Dipin Wadhwa 6–4. Singles play continued the fireworks as sophomore Martim Vilela won his singles debut 7–6, 6–2 against Razafindratsima as Huber, Colton and Krill all won their games without dropping a set.The Badgers used IUPUI’s weird trident logo as a fork Saturday night, eating their opponents alive 7–0. Soha and Freimuth tacked another win onto their doubles record (5-0) by handily beating IUPUI’s Reed Plunkett and Michael Koch 6–0. Colton and Pratt gave the Badgers the doubles point when they defeated Nicholas Moody and Alex Jochim 6–2. Daniel Nuzhny initiated the Badger’s singles sweep by beating Reed Plunkett 6–0, 6–0. Colton, Huber, Soha, Krill and Robin Parts racked up five more points, all beating their opponents in consecutive sets.The Badgers have their next match Thursday Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. They will take on their in-state rivals —Marquette — at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.last_img read more