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FC Barcelona News: 24 March 2011; La Liga Round 30 Postponed, Interview With Afellay, Dani Alves Delighted

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Round 30 La Liga Fixtures Postponed Over Television Revenue Row | Goal
In a statement released on Wednesday, the LFP has stated that due to a lack of progress in talks with the Spanish government over calls to revoke a current law that guarantees that one match per week is broadcast on free-to-air television, it has been forced to postpone the next round of games in Spain's top flight until June.

Alves signs | FCBarcelona
The new contract will keep him at the club until 2015 and will contain a buyout clause of 150 million Euros. Alves, 27, signed for Barça in the summer of 2008.

Dani Alves Delighted To Reach Contract Extension Agreement With Barcelona | Goal
Barcelona defender Daniel Alves is overjoyed at having finally reached an agreement with the Spanish champions to have his current contract extended by three years. The new deal will see the Brazil international right-back remain at Camp Nou until June 30, 2015 and will be signed on Wednesday.

Health Of Barcelona's Eric Abidal Is Priority, Not Contract Extension - Agent | Goal
"It's clear Eric is happy with the club's proposals and how they have reacted to this and he will be interested in negotiating a new deal. He is recovering well, and we are waiting to see further results as to whether things are ok or not. Abidal is not asking himself when he can return to action."

Back to work with | FCBarcelona
With so many first team squad players on international duty, Guardiola and the five players available Pinto, Keita, Jeffren, Bojan and Adriano– as well as Fontàs, trained with the B team. Meanwhile, Pedro, Puyol and Maxwell continued to work on the recovery process from their respective injuries.

'Patient' Ibrahim Afellay Confident He'll Succeed At Barcelona | Goal
Ibrahim Afellay has yet to play his first full game since joining Barcelona this winter, but the midfielder isn't too worried about his lack of playing time. "I realise that I play in one of the best teams ever," said the midfielder.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema Is The Perfect Example Of How Things Can Change - Barcelona's Bojan Krkic | Goal
"The recent development of Karim Benzema at Real Madrid has motivated me. He appeared to be on his way out of Madrid in January, but has since proven that he's a great player and a prolific goalscorer. That's given me the strength and belief that I can do the same. I've always scored lots of goals and will continue to do so," said Bojan to Sport.

'Nagging' Barcelona Are An Extremely Annoying Team - Arsenal's Robin Van Persie | Goal
Arsenal attacker Robin van Persie has looked back at the Gunners' Champions League round of 16 tie with Barcelona and has voiced his disappointment with the behaviour of the Catalan giants' players.

How Long Can Barcelona Reserve Javier Mascherano Remain Argentina Captain? | Goal
When Liverpool's Javier Mascherano finally completed a move last summer to Barcelona, it appeared to be a match made in heaven. 'El Jefecito' had for the past two years been a rock for the English club in the middle of the pitch, and as captain of the Argentina national side was one of the few automatic choices in Diego Maradona's tumultuous reign.

Hercules appoint Serb Djukic | Eurosport
Spanish club Hercules have appointed former Serbia coach Miroslav Djukic to replace Esteban Vigo, who was sacked on Sunday after a 4-0 home defeat by Osasuna left them bottom of La Liga. Djukic, 45, who failed to win a match in eight months as coach of his native country in 2008, has agreed to stay until the end of the season, the Alicante-based club said on their website.

2010-11 Transfer Report Card: How Good Were Valencia's Signings? | Goal
New signings were made but all at a budget given that Valencia are in debt and the money drafted in from the sale of the two Davids was to be used to pay off some of that debt as well. Unai Emery made some shrewd signings, bought some good utility players and increased his options on the pitch in the hope of consolidating the former Spanish champions’ status as one of the top four clubs in the country.

Bale KO | The Sun
Bale, 21, pulled up lame in training yesterday and was told he has no chance of being able to face the Three Lions at the Millennium Stadium. But it is hoped he will be fine for his club's crunch Champions League quarter-final with Real Madrid on April 5.

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