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Barcelona defender and former Kickette Midweek Mmm, Eric Abidal, will undergo surgery on Friday for a tumour on his liver. The news was announced via Barca’s Twitter feed and has since been confirmed on their official website.
Abidal, who has made over one hundred and forty appearances for his club, has requested privacy and Barcelona have yet to confirm when the player might be expected to return. Several players, including Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, have sent messages of support via Twitter.
We would also like to offer our best wishes to Eric for a successful operation and quick return to the game.
UPDATE: This morning we also heard that former Manchester United and England legend Bryan Robson has been undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Once again, our best wishes to Bryan and his family at this difficult time.
Someone looking over your shoulder, Rio? Image: Reuters/Daylife
The ongoing saga of the England captaincy ish took another exciting turn this week. For those of you who have been focussing on matters you find more interesting (such as erosion in action, paint drying and Robbie Savage’s career after football), the deal is that current incumbent Rio Ferdinand has been poorly sick for most of his tenure and consequently the armband is being passed around like a bottle of Cristal at a Kickette brainstorming session.
Hot mama! It’s Abbey Clancy! Image: Getty Images/Zimbio
It appears that the stork assigned to soccer babies has had a busy old night, Kickettes. Yes, while you were indulging in your entirely unnecessary beauty sleep (we know that, like us, you are all gorgeous and beyond compare), news broke of not one, but two bubba related soccer stories. Woot!
Allow us to avail you of the details without delay.
Remember when the domestic season was over, the World Cup was won and we woke from a celebratory stupor, still sticky from spilled buckets of sangria, to realise there was no football for like, a month?
There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth at the time, but because we’re never ones to be beaten by something as minor as our entire raison d’etre going AWOL, the Kickette HQ embraced the problem. We ventured forth into unknown territories and brought you the scoop on other sports you could check out until our beloved boys returned to the training field.
We are so good to you.