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FC Barcelona News: 18 December 2011; Barça Crowned World Champions, David Villa Will Have Surgery on Monday

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Lionel Messi was named best player of the 2011 Club World Cup.
Lionel Messi was named best player of the 2011 Club World Cup.

Barcelona thrash Santos in final - Yahoo! Eurosport
Barcelona are officially the best club side in the world after beating South American champions Santos 4-0 in the final of the Club World Cup at the Yokohama Stadium in Japan. The European champions cantered to victory thanks to goals from Lionel Messi (2), Xavi and Cesc Fabregas.

Barcelona's Carles Puyol dedicates Club World Cup win to David Villa & Ibrahim Afellay - Goal.com
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is over the moon with his side's 4-0 Club World Cup final win over Santos in Yokohama and dedicated the victory to David Villa and Ibrahim Afellay, who are currently sidelined due to injury.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi beats Xavi and Neymar to be named Club World Cup player of the tournament - Goal.com
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named the best player of the 2011 Club World Cup after an excellent performance in Sunday's final victory over Santos. The 24-year-old was chosen ahead of team-mate Xavi and Peixe star Neymar, who finished second and third respectively, to receive the title after the final whistle of Sunday's match.

Xavi Hernández wins 19th title with Barça | FC Barcelona
The match this Sunday wasn’t just a challenge for FC Barcelona, one of Barça's most veteran players, Xavi Hernández, was also on a mission to complete a very important task. The midfielder won his 19th title as a Barça player when the team claimed the Club World Cup crown.

Santos' Neymar: Barcelona taught us a footballing lesson in the Club World Cup final - Goal.com
Santos striker Neymar admitted that Barcelona taught his side a footballing lesson at the Nissan Stadium following their 4-0 loss to the Blaugrana in the Club World Cup final.Speaking to reporters after the match in Yokohama, the 19-year-old confessed that Pep Guardiola's men were superior to Santos, but feels there is no shame in bowing out to Barca.

Injured Villa to have surgery on Monday - ESPN Soccernet
Barcelona striker David Villa will undergo surgery to repair his broken shinbone on Monday, the club have confirmed. The injury is expected to sideline Spain's all-time record scorer for between four and five months, meaning he is likely to miss the majority of Barca's Primera Division and Champions League campaigns but could be fit for Euro 2012.

Martín Montoya, to renew contract through 2014 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Martín Montoya have reached an agreement to renew the player’s contract through the 2013/14 season. Montoya’s buyout clause will be 12 million euros until the end of this season, it will jump to 20 million until 2013/14.

Villarreal to lodge Malaga complaint to LFP over owed money for Santi Cazorla - report - Goal.com
Villarreal have reported Malaga to Spain's National Professional Football League (LFP) on the grounds of an outstanding payment for midfielder Santi Cazorla, according to Marca. The Spanish sports paper reports that the Madrigal outfit sent an official complaint to the body as they feel they are still owed €2 million plus VAT from the 27-year-old's big-money summer transfer to La Rosaleda in the summer.

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