A CHANGING AND EMOTIONAL YEAR
On the 15th of March 2012, Barcelona announces that Abidal would have to undergo a liver transplant due to some problems that were unresolved with the previous operation. His cousin Gérard was the donor.
The show of affection and support are immediate. Social networks are flooded with messages of support with the hashtag #AnimsAbidal
After discharge, he starts a training plan that includes a stage at the Vall d’Aran (Catalonia) with the FC Barcelona physiotherapist, Emili Ricart.
The public of the Parc des Princes in Paris payed tribute to Abidal letting him do the opening kickoff before the friendly match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona.