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FC Barcelona News; 30 March 2011; Court Blocks Strike, Messi and Bojan Injured

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So we will see the Yellow Submarine on Saturday after all
So we will see the Yellow Submarine on Saturday after all

"The court decides the official calendar for the first and second divisions should remain unaltered for the next round of matches," a statement from the court said on Wednesday. The LFP, which had also suffered the resignation of its vice-president late on Tuesday, accepted the judge's ruling and immediately issued the kickoff times for this weekend's matches.

A Barcelona statement read: "The injury does not appear to be serious, although we will have to wait for tests which are to be undertaken in Barcelona to get a definitive diagnosis before deciding whether he can play against Villarreal."

Tests on Bojan this morning by the Club’s Medical Services revealed that he is suffering from a grade 1 sprain of his right ankle. His availability for the team’s next game will depend on his progress this week.

Fontàs has no doubts about his ability to fit in with the first team and believes he is “prepared to add what I can and bring hard work and commitment”. The chance to move up has come when he is still only 21, though he stresses: “I’ve had the great experience of playing in the second division”, where he’s enjoyed a steep learning curve.

Highly-rated youngster Neymar has caught the attention of Spanish title holders Barcelona with his impressive performances for Santos and Brazil in the past couple of months, Spanish daily AS reports.

The second edition of the World Football Challenge, which will be played between July 14th and August 6th, will feature Barça and Manchester United, as well as the two MLS teams Chicago Fire and New England Revolution, amongst others.

"The first [obstacle] would be his contract situation at Arsenal," Vilanova told Marca.com. "But Cesc would adapt very well because he knows how to manage the concepts of the team when he has the ball at his feet, and he knows how to defend when going against the grain."

The club from the working class district of Vallecas to the south east of Madrid's city centre beat title rivals Real Betis to go top of the second division on Sunday, a month after their owners filed to go into administration.