Barcelona remove Abidal as sporting director

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    Barcelona’s sackings continue after their Champions League exit, with Sporting Director Eric Abidal being the latest to be released.

    The 8-2 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich was enough for Quique Setien to be removed as head coach.

    In announcing Abidal’s release, Barcelona simply thanked him for his service in the role he has been in for just over two months.

    Abidal, who played 67 internationals for France, spent six seasons at Camp Nou as a player.