Barca Coach has Cancer Relapse

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Soccer’s battle against cancer is taking place in its highest profile place ever following an announcement from Barcelona.

BarcaThey confirmed that head coach Tito Vilanova is once more confronting a tumour in a gland in his upper throat.

He had it initially removed 13 months ago.

Barcelona lead La Liga with 15 wins and a draw but will have to defend that lead with an interim manager.

Vilanova is just 44. He will have surgery on the gland on Thursday and undergo 6 weeks of chemotherapy

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