Tearful Abidal accepts Barca exit

Eric Abidal showed his appreciation to Barca fans during the recent La Liga title celebrations. Credit: Albert Olive/EFE/Press Association Images

As expected, Eric Abidal has confirmed his departure from Barcelona after six years at an emotional press conference.

The tearful French veteran, who returned to the team after facing liver cancer, said he wanted to keep playing with Barca, but accepts the management's decision for him to move on.

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