Eric Abidal

  • Abidal risks World Cup place after Monaco no-show 24-03-2014 03:40 PM

    Eric Abidal did his chances of earning a place in France's World Cup squad no good by going AWOL on Sunday after the defender was overlooked for Monaco's Ligue 1 game against Lille. Abidal, who was diagnosed with a cancerous liver tumour in 2011 and had a liver transplant the...
  • Eric Abidal says Dani Alves offered him part of liver 16-09-2013 09:35 AM

    Barcelona: Eric Abidal said on Sunday that former Barcelona teammate Dani Alves had offered him part of his liver when he needed a transplant last year. Abidal told Catalunya Radio that Dani Alves, who now wears Abidal's old number 22, "wanted to give me his liver, but it couldn't be"...
  • Eric Abidal angry at Barcelona, claims lack of pay 06-09-2013 05:36 PM

    Paris: Eric Abidal is angry at how his Barcelona career came to an end and claims he was not even paid by the club when he was seriously ill. The 34-year-old Abidal had a liver transplant last April, ruling him out of the 2012 European Championship and keeping him away...
  • Eric Abidal hopes France return will send him to Brazil 13-08-2013 10:59 AM

    Paris: Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal never thought he could play for France again while he was recovering from a liver transplant but now hopes he will play next year's World Cup in Brazil. Abidal, 33, left Barcelona in the summer amid doubts over his ability to recapture his form....
  • Abidal back in France squad after liver transplant 08-08-2013 07:57 PM

    Paris: Defender Eric Abidal has been recalled to the France squad for the first time since recovering from a liver transplant. Abidal, who has made 61 appearances for France, is among the 23-man squad named by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday for the friendly match against Belgium on August 14....
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday 08-07-2013 08:40 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Bayern Munich agree to sell Mario Gomez to Fiorentina Bayern Munich have agreed to sell Germany striker Mario Gomez to Italian club Fiorentina. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz...
  • Barcelona not to renew Eric Abidal's contract 30-05-2013 05:15 PM

    Madrid: Eric Abidal will be 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, said Thursday he would have liked to continue playing for the Spanish club. "Football for me...
  • Barcelona toast title with 2-1 win over Valladolid 20-05-2013 08:26 AM

    Barcelona: Newly crowned Spanish champion Barcelona celebrated winning the league title in front of their home fans by easing to a 2-1 victory over Valladolid on Sunday. While rain and dropping temperatures threatened to dampen the party in the stands, Barcelona had little trouble keeping alive its bid to equal...
  • Valdes, Abidal to miss Athletico clash 11-05-2013 05:18 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona will be without goalkeeper Victor Valdes and defender Eric Abidal for Sunday's match at Atletico Madrid. The Spanish club said that Valdes has not recovered from a left-foot injury that kept him out of last weekend's game also. Abidal will be sidelined after hurting a muscle in his...
  • Eric Abidal's return gives Barcelona options in central defence 21-04-2013 03:15 PM

    Madrid: As well as putting Barcelona a step closer to winning La Liga, Saturday's 1-0 home win over Levante showed that defender Eric Abidal is fit enough to play a full match after making a remarkable recovery from a liver transplant. The former France international played at centre back alongside...
  • Eric Abidal unsure about Barcelona future 19-04-2013 05:46 PM

    Madrid: FC Barcelona defender Eric Abidal explained that he is still unsure about his future at the football club. The French international returned to action in Barcelona's 5-0 home win over Mallorca a fortnight ago and 402 days after undergoing a liver transplant as he had been diagnosed with a...