Eric Abidal

  • Eric Abidal, Ricardo Carvalho sign new deals at Monaco July 3, 2014

    Monaco: Monaco's veteran defenders Eric Abidal and Ricardo Carvalho have signed oneyear contract extensions, keeping them at the Ligue 1 club until 2015. The duo formed a key part of the side that finished runnersup to Paris SaintGermain last season, with Abidal making 26 league appearances and the 36yearold Carvalho missing...
  • Samir Nasri, Eric Abidal left out of France's World Cup squad May 20, 2014

    Paris: Samir Nasri, who was instrumental in helping Manchester City to win the Premier League title, was left out of France's World Cup squad when Didier Deschamps unveiled a 23man list plus seven standby players on Tuesday. Nasri, who has a reputation of being a troublemaker and was disappointing in Les...
  • Abidal risks World Cup place after Monaco no-show May 20, 2014

    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 following...
  • Eric Abidal says Dani Alves offered him part of liver September 16, 2013

    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" because...
  • Eric Abidal angry at Barcelona, claims lack of pay September 6, 2013

    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 from...
  • Eric Abidal hopes France return will send him to Brazil August 13, 2013

    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 August 8, 2013

    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 23man squad named by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday for the friendly match against Belgium on August 14. The...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 8, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's roundup 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 KarlHeinz Rummenigge reached...
  • Barcelona not to renew Eric Abidal's contract May 30, 2013

    Madrid: Eric Abidal will be leaving Barcelona after six trophyladen 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 is...
  • Barcelona toast title with 21 win over Valladolid May 20, 2013

    Barcelona: Newly crowned Spanish champion Barcelona celebrated winning the league title in front of their home fans by easing to a 21 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 May 11, 2013

    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 leftfoot injury that kept him out of last weekend's game also. Abidal will be sidelined after hurting a muscle in his left leg...
  • Eric Abidal's return gives Barcelona options in central defence April 21, 2013

    Madrid: As well as putting Barcelona a step closer to winning La Liga, Saturday's 10 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 Adriano,...
  • Eric Abidal unsure about Barcelona future April 19, 2013

    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 50 home win over Mallorca a fortnight ago and 402 days after undergoing a liver transplant as he had been diagnosed with a...
  • Eric Abidal continues recovery with training match March 19, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona fullback Eric Abidal has taken part in his first training match since undergoing a liver transplant last April, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The former France international played 65 minutes of a friendly against French second-division side Istres at Barca's training ground outside the Catalan capital,...
  • Barca defender Abidal cleared to play after liver transplant February 21, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona's dismay at losing 20 at AC Milan in Wednesday's Champions League last16 first leg was offset on Thursday by the news that defender Eric Abidal had been cleared to play after almost a year out to undergo a liver transplant. "After this morning's training session Eric Abidal has received...
  • Barcelona defender Eric Abidal returns to training December 20, 2012

    Madrid: Spanish football giants Barcelona said defender Eric Abidal returned to training with his teammates for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant in April. The operation was conducted on April 10, just over a year after having a tumour removed from his liver in March 2011, reports Xinhua. "This Wednesday,...