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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, www.fcbarcelona.cat, that Spain's all-time record scorer had "suffered a fracture to the tibia in his left leg".
On Wednesday Barca coach Pep Guardiola dismissed Spanish media reports linking Villa with a move away from the Nou Camp in the January transfer window.
Sports newspaper Marca claimed the player was ready to move on from Barca just 19 months into the four-year deal agreed following his 40million euro transfer from Valencia.
The speculation over the Spain international's future appears to have sprung from Guardiola's decision to omit the forward from his starting line-up for Saturday's 3-1 Clasico victory against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
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Barcelona forward David Villa suffered a gruesome fractured tibia in Thursday’s Club World Cup semifinal victory against Al Sadd.
Barca won the match 4-0, but they’ll lose Villa for up to five months. The striker is scheduled to have surgery this week.
Although he’ll obviously miss Barca’s Club World Cup final, the bigger fear is Villa won’t be able to play for Spain in...
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. These...
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...
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...
Barcelona striker David Villa broke his left shin bone at Club World Cup today. Calmly. Very, very calmly.
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Spain national team boss Vicente del Bosque has lamented the fact David Villa has suffered serious injury in the World Club Cup in Japan, but has urged caution before ruling the Asturian out of next year’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Villa fractured a tibia in his left leg after falling awkwardly in the 4-1 win over Qatari side Al-Sadd, and Del Bosque told Europa...
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...
Barcelona are not planning
to dip into the January transfer market to find a replacement
for David Villa or their other long-term injury casualty Ibrahim
Afellay and will promote youth players instead, a club vice
president has said.
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...
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
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...