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Olympiakos

 By Ian Holyman

Eric Abidal confirms retirement, mulls offers from Barcelona, Olympiakos

Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal will announce his retirement from football Friday, according to his current Olympiakos coach, Michel.

Eric Abidal has confirmed he is retiring from football, ending his illustrious career after 14 seasons in the professional game.

After picking up 67 caps but missing out on the 2014 World Cup, Abidal, 35, announced he would no longer play for France in August.

By that time he was an Olympiakos player, having left Monaco for the Greek club in July, penning a contract through to 2016.

However, media speculation in France suggested the defender would not continue playing into the New Year, and at a...

By ESPN Staff
3 days ago

Abidal set to retire from football

Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal will announce his retirement from football Friday, according to his current Olympiakos coach, Michel.

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 By Ian Holyman

Eric Abidal to announce retirement on Friday, says Olympiakos coach Michel

Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal will announce his retirement from football Friday, according to his current Olympiakos coach, Michel.

Eric Abidal will call time on his playing career on Friday, Olympiakos coach Michel has confirmed.

Abidal, 35, will formally announce his retirement at a news conference scheduled for Friday, according to reports in France, ending a career which saw him win four league titles and two Champions Leagues during his six years at the Camp Nou.

In March of 2011, during his time in Catalonia, Abidal underwent surgery to remove a tumour on his liver. However, he made an unexpected recovery in time to play...

By ESPN Staff
4 days ago

Highlights: Olympiakos 2-0 Panionios

Two goals from Kostas Mitroglou gave Olympiakos a 2-0 victory over Panionios in the Greek Superleague.

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 By Ian Holyman

Eric Abidal 'is welcome back at Barcelona after he retires'

Brazil and Barcelona star Neymar Jr goes for a ride with two-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier in Montserrat.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has told Eric Abidal that his former club "would open its doors" to him should he wish to return to work at the Camp Nou.

RMC reported last week that Abidal, 35, is negotiating an end to the contract he signed with Olympiakos in the summer with a view to hanging up his boots before 2015. 

The defender, who announced his retirement from international football with France after missing out on the 2014 World Cup, enjoyed six successful years at Barca as...