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Barcelona's Abidal gets liver transplant

  • AP, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:01 AM

Barcelona's French defender Eric Abidal underwent a liver transplant on Tuesday as more than 70,000 fans at Camp Nou paid tribute to the France defender during Barcelona's 4-0 win over Getafe in the Spanish league.

The 76,041 spectators paid tribute to Abidal after 22 minutes, the number matching his jersey.

The 32-year-old underwent liver surgery to remove a tumor in March 2011 and returned for the final part of last season. He played this season until last month, before the club said a transplant was necessary.

''We wanted to dedicate (the win) to Abidal and his cousin, Gerard (who donated the liver)," said Barca coach Pep Guardiola.

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