FC Barcelona News: 30 May 2012; Isaac Cuenca To Have Surgery, TV Income Sharing Expected To Get Overhaul

The season didn't end on a high note for Cuenca.

Cuenca to undergo arthroscopy | FC Barcelona
The latest examinations of Isaac Cuenca have confirmed an injury to the external meniscus of his right knee, and therapeutic arthroscopy shall therefore be required, reported the Club Medical Services. The operation will be performed next Thursday May 31 by doctors Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna.

2012/13 League season to kick off on August 19th | FC Barcelona
The Lliga de Futbol Professional (LFP) have approved the calendar for next season’s league campaign, with the competition set to begin on August 19th and finish on June 1st 2013. The calendar for the Second Division, in which Barça B play, has also been announced and it will also begin on August 19th, but finish on June 9th.

22 youth debutants under Guardiola | FC Barcelona
It is the dream of any of Barça’s youth players to finally get to play with the first team. They work for years to see that desire fulfilled, and under Pep Guardiola, more than the usual number of players have achieved such an illustrious target. Now that his time as manager is drawing to a close, Guardiola can feel proud of helping no fewer than 22 players towards football at the very highest level.

Epic meetings between Barça and Hamburg | FC Barcelona
Well before Bakero’s strike in Kaiserslautern (91/92) or Iniesta’s goal at Stamford Bridge (08/09), there was another miraculous goal that kept Barça alive in the European Cup. It was scored by Sandor Kocsis against Hamburg – the team Barça are due to open their 2012-13 season against.

Solidarity with tragedy in Qatar | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona, through its president Sandro Rosell, has contacted the Qatar royal family to express his and the club’s condolence for the tragic events last night in Doha, where 19 people, including 13 children, died as the result of a fire at a commercial centre in the Qatari capital.

Real, Barca 'flexible on TV income sharing' - Yahoo! Eurosport
"I believe that Madrid and Barcelona are receptive and are ready to be more flexible in the sharing out of (income from) rights," Wert was quoted as saying in Wednesday's edition of As sports daily. He also warned that if media firms were unwilling or unable to continue paying current prices for rights, which are one of the principle sources of income for clubs, "the situation for football will be difficult".

Gaizka Mendieta’s best Spain XI | Andy Mitten - Yahoo! Sport UK
"Pique is world class though," adds Mendieta. "He's experienced at a young age and brings height which is useful at set pieces. He's not the quickest, but his positioning is excellent. He also starts attacks from the back which suits Spain.

Pep to meet Roman - Yahoo! Eurosport
Contrary to Tuesday's reports that the former Barcelona coach will take a year-long sabbatical in New York with his family, The Sun reports that Guardiola now wants a face-to-face meeting with Roman Abramovich to hear from the horse's mouth what is on offer at Stamford Bridge should he shelve his plans to put his feet up for 12 months.

Lafita fortifies Getafe | LFP
Getafe is strengthening its squad ahead of the next La Liga BBVA season. Angel Lafita will leave Real Zaragoza to join the team in blue, according to reports confirmed by the Madrid based club’s President, Angel Torres. Lafita, having returned to the Aragonese team after a spell at Deportivo La Coruña, finds himself in a dressing room directed by Luis García to reinforce Getafe as they try to consolidate their position in La Liga.

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