On This Day in 2012: Support for Eric Abidal after liver transplant news

Soccer – UEFA Champions League – Round of 16 – Second Leg – Barcelona v Arsenal – Nou Camp
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Barcelona defender Eric Abidal received messages of support from around the world on this day 10 years ago after it was revealed the defender was to have a liver transplant.

Team-mates, opposition players and fellow athletes wished Abidal the best after Barca announced the 32-year-old Frenchman would have undergo an operation in the weeks that followed, a year after having liver surgery to remove a tumour.

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