Fans stay away as Xavi beats Sneijder – this time in Qatar

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Doha (AFP) – They once played against each other in a World Cup final, but on Thursday night Wesley Sneijder and Xavi Hernandez met in the less grand surroundings of Qatar’s domestic league.

The clash - in a near-deserted stadium in a Doha suburb - between Sneijder’s Al Gharafa and Xavi’s Al Sadd was the first between two of the best midfielders of the past decade since the Dutchman’s recent move to Qatar.

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