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Blanc calls up Eric Abidal for friendly at England

Blanc calls up Eric Abidal for friendly at England

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has been named in France's squad for next week's friendly at England, receiving his first call since Laurent Blanc took over as coach following the World Cup.
Abidal, who has made 50 appearances for his country, is enjoying a good run of form at Barcelona, where he became coach Pep Guardiola's first choice at left back.
The French football federation opened a disciplinary case against Abidal over his role in the players' strike at the World Cup in South Africa, but he escaped with no sanctions while Nicolas Anelka was banned for 18 games.
France plays England at Wembley for the first time since a 2-0 win in 1999. France hasn't lost to England in 13 years.


Updated : 2021-10-16 20:38 GMT+08:00