Posted December 13, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Valencia says it will restart work on its new stadium after securing a loan from Spanish bank Bankia. Construction on the new stadium first began in 2007, but the club's financial problems forced work to be stopped two years later. The club said that the stadium will be finished in two years' time. The loan deal includes Bankia taking ownership of Valencia's current home ground, Mestalla stadium. Financial difficulties have forced Valencia to sell a number of players in recent season, including Spanish internationals David Villa, David Silva and Juan Mata. The club did not specify the amount of the loan. Valencia is currently third in the Spanish league and is set to join the Europa League.

Villa breaks leg against Al Sadd

Barcelona striker David Villa has broken his left shinbone in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Al Sadd. The 30-year-old was carried off on a stretcher six minutes before half-time after appearing to land awkwardly. The Catalan club confirmed soon after on their website,, that Spain's all-time record scorer had "suffered a fracture to the tibia...

Barcelona Star David Villa Breaks His Leg (Video)

Barcelona star David Villa broke his leg in a 4-0 victory over Qatar's Al-Sadd that advanced the European champions to the Club World Cup final against Brazil's Santos. Villa was going for the ball in the 37th minute of the match when he landed awkwardly and fell to the ground.  He was carried off on stretcher and the team is reporting that he broke his shin bone...

Barcelona striker David Villa breaks left leg

Barcelona striker David Villa broke the tibia in his left leg Thursday during the team's 4-0 victory over Al-Sadd in the semifinals of the Club World Cup. The Spanish club said on its website that the Spain striker has been taken to the hospital for tests. ''We are going to miss Villa,'' Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara said. ''We hope it isn'...

La Liga Headlines: Mourinho, Guardiola, David Villa, Florentino Pérez, Manzano, Messi, Neymar

MARCA- Mou’s Notebook, Discovered. - All the coach’s strategies and tactics from the cup game. - He leaves 15 pages of tactical instructions in the dressing room at Ponferradina. - It details the positions and marking of each player as well as defensive and attacking moves. - Villa plays....or he leaves: he feels frustrated at his limited involvement. - Guardiola will...

La Liga Headlines: David Villa, Cristiano, Callejón, Çaminero, Guardiola, Kaká, Neymar

MARCA- Rage And Pride. - Villa For Sale: Barcelona put ‘El Guajo’ on the market. - Chelsea, Liverpool and Aston Villa interested in the Asturian. - If an offer is received he could leave in January. - Ponferradina 0 Real Madrid 2: great display with Cristiano . - Madrid seal the tie without problems: the Portuguese gets a goal again: Jesé makes his debut. - Caminero...

Guardiola denies David Villa exit stories

Pep Guardiola has denied reports in Wednesday’s edition of Marca that David Villa is to be shown the exit door at Barcelona after just 18 months at the club. In fact, Guardiola gave one of his curtest replies ever on hearing of the story: “Marca is lying,” he declared. The Barca boss, in Japan for the World Club Cup, said he did not want to delve too deeply into the...

Pep Guardiola denies Barcelona want to sell David Villa (

A report on Tuesday claimed the Catalan club could be ready to cash in on the Spain striker in the January transfer window, but the Barca boss says he is not for sale

Barcelona cruise against Al-Sadd 4-0 in FIFA Clubs World Cup semis

Barcelona have coasted through to a FIFA Club World Cup final against Santos, although the European champions’ resounding 4-0 victory over Al-Sadd at the Yokohama International Stadium was overshadowed by a serious injury to striker David Villa. The former Valencia star suffered a broken leg towards the end of the first half and will now miss around six months of football, starting...

Barcelona make David Villa available for sale; Arsenal target drops England hint

Barcelona make David Villa available for sale Barcelona have placed Spanish forward David Villa on the transfer list, according to...

Al Sadd 0-4 Barcelona: European champion sets up Santos date in Club World Cup final but loses David Villa to broken leg (

Barca made light work on some generous play from the Qatari side to easy into Sunday's showdown versus Santos, but will rue the loss of its striker for an extended period

Chelsea Ponder Offering Torres To Barcelona For Villa

Aston Villa Chelsea Liverpool Manchester United Milan Zlatan Ibrahimovic Barcelona Fernando Torres David Villa Lionel MessiChelsea are considering a shock swap move for Barcelona star David Villa – involving Fernando more
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