Xavi Hernandez finally teams up with squad

Ousmane Dembele and Xavi Hernandez
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Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez was at first ruled out of a trip to the US due to issues with his international passport.

Xavi missed the team’s first game in the US, and Oscar Hernandez, Xavi’s brother and assistant, was in charge of Barcelona in the 6-0 thrashing of Inter Miami.

The Barcelona’s boss passport was flagged, due to his constant visit to Iran while working at Saudi Arabia.

Xavi has finally overcome his US travel restrictions, as confirmed by the club.

The gaffer landed in the United States on Wednesday night, where he was greeted by star signing Robert Lewandowski and he met up with the rest of the squad, days after they left Spain for the United States.

Oscar had hoped Xavi will be available for Barcelona’s next game.

“I hope this was my first and last match as a [head] coach,” Oscar Hernandez told the press after the game.

“The situation is not easy for Xavi and I hope he finds a solution as soon as possible.”

Barcelona’s next game will be against La Liga rivals Real Madrid, in the early hours of Sunday morning.