Al Sadd squad assembles for training session


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Al Sadd are set to launch their first pre-season training session. 

Al Sadd will be without players like Saad Al Sheeb, Tareq Salman, Akram Afif, Hamed Ismail, Hassan Al Haydos, Salem Al Hajri, and Abdul Karim Hassan. 

These seven players were part of the Qatar squad at Copa America last month.

The remaining squad will be in training in Doha before the club leaves for Barcelona for a training camp from July 14 to 29. 

Al Sadd are also preparing for their AFC Champions League clashes against Al Duhail on August 6 and 13. Al Sadd will also feature in the final of the Sheikh Jassim Cup on August 17.

At the end of last season it was announced that former Barcelona giant and Al Sadd skipper Xavi will manage the squad as head coach.