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Vilanova to undergo surgery

December 19, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is to undergo an emergency operation on Thursday morning after a dangerous parotid gland tumour was discovered during a routine examination on Tuesday.

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Vilanova successfully underwent an operation to remove a similar tumour in November 2011, quickly returned to his then role of Pep Guardiola's assistant coach and was given a clean bill of health ...

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