Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/15/11
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As expected, Barcelona booked their place in Sunday's FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011 final, now set to face Brazil's Santos after a straightforward 4-0 win over Qatari side Al-Sadd. The game provided a rather nasty shock, however, with Barca's Spanish international forward David Villa suffering a potentially season ending injury just before half-time. Villa landed awkwardly after shooting on the Al-Sadd goal and was taken immediately to a Yokohama hospital where it was confirmed he had suffered a fractured tibia. "David has fractured his leg and will return to Barcelona for an operation as soon as possible," Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said after the game. "All the players are very worried about him. Our thoughts are with him and we will have to win the Club World Cup without him." Reports in Spain suggest that Villa already had a problem with his tibia and now faces an extended spell on the sidelines. Guardiola said it was too early yet to know when Villa would be back in a Ba...
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