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Eric Abidal leaving Barcelona after 6 seasons

Eric Abidal is leaving Barcelona after six trophy-laden seasons and having fought back from both a liver tumor and a liver transplant to play again. Abidal, who will turn 34 in July, says he ''would have liked to continue playing at Barcelona'' when his contract expires next month, but the club ''sees it differently.'' Barcelona president Sandro...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Abidal makes 1st start since liver transplant

Eric Abidal has made his first start since a liver transplant, playing at center back in Barcelona's Spanish league home game against Levante. Saturday's match marked the 33-year-old defender's first start since playing for France in an exhibition against Germany on Feb. 29, 2012. His previous start for Barcelona was three days earlier. Abidal had a liver tumor removed...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Abidal plays Barca reserve match

Eric Abidal on Tuesday played his first match since being cleared to resume his career following liver surgery after featuring for Barcelona's reserve side in a friendly. The 33-year-old played 65 minutes of the game against French second division side Istres at Barca's training ground. Abidal has not played for Barca's senior side in over a year after undergoing a...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Abidal returns to training after liver transplant

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has taken part in his first team training session since a liver transplant nine months ago. Abidal's return on Wednesday coincided with the announcement that Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova would need surgery and chemotherapy after the recurrence of a throat ailment. The 33-year-old Abidal underwent surgery to remove a liver tumor in March 2011...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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