Eric Abidal announces retirement

Eric Abidal
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Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announces his immediate retirement from football.

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has been forced to retire from football.

The 32-year-old Frenchman recently underwent liver transplant surgery.

He had previously had surgery on the same organ in March 2011 after doctors had discovered a tumour.

Abidal won three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues during a five successful years at the Nou Camp.

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