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The veteran left-back is still some way short of full fitness, but has been given the green light to support his team-mates in Saturday's friendly against the French club

Barcelona have announced that Eric Abidal with travel with the rest of the squad to Paris for the team's pre-season friendly against Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.

The 32-year-old defender has been out of action since undergoing a liver transplant in April, one year after having a tumour removed.

The Frenchman is progressively regaining his fitness as he continues his daily recovery work at Barca's Ciutat Esportiva gym, although it is still unknown when the Frenchman will be allowed to return to action.

He will board the same plane to Paris as the rest of the squad and will accompany the team to the friendly contest at Parc des Princes, which is scheduled to start at 19.45CET.


The France international, who signed a new contract with Barca in January, has made 120 La Liga appearances since joining the club from Olympique Lyonnais in 2007.

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