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The Barcelona defender is set to join up with his countrymen as they attempt to claim the trophy on Eastern European soil

FRANCE
GROUP D
HOW THEY QUALIFIED
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PTS
 FRANCE 10 21
 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
10 20
 ROMANIA 10 14
 BELARUS 10 13
 ALBANIA 10 9
 LUXEMBOURG 10 4

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has intimated his desire to travel beside France's squad to Poland and Ukraine for Euro 2012, France Football has reported.

In March, it was announced the 32-year-old Barcelona left-back would need to go under the knife for liver transplant surgery. The procedure went ahead in April, effectively ruling the Frenchman out of the tournament in June.

That, however, has apparently not been enough to keep Abidal from wanting to follow his country's squad in a bid to provide them support as they go about looking to redeem their name following a disastrous World Cup 2010 showing.

France coach Laurent Blanc reportedly paid the player a visit, where he was told by Abidal: "Coach, I'll come see you in Ukraine."

Blanc reportedly replied: "It will be of the greatest pleasure."

France open their campaign against England on June 11, having previously won the European Championship in 1984 and in 2000.

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