Adieu Henry, Abidal, goals in the Cup and Manchester City

Thierry Henry and Eric Abidal together at FC Barcelona / PHOTO: FCB Archive
Two Barça legends hanging up their boots, eight goals in the Cup and Manchester City in the Champions League are just some of the stories making headlines this week at FC Barcelona

Éric Abidal announces retirement

Abidal’s best moments in FC Barcelona by fcbarcelona

Éric Abidal’s six years at FC Barcelona

Iniesta and Messi receive 2013 IFFHS award

Iniesta and Messi receive 2013 IFFHS award by fcbarcelona

Which of Romario’s lobs do you prefer?

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: FC Barcelona’s 8-1 victory over Huesca

Thierry Henry to retire

#MerciHenry by fcbarcelona

Infographic: Thierry Henry’s numbers while with FC Barcelona

Manchester City will be FC Barcelona’s opponents in the last 16

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When and where to watch the La Liga match between FC Barcelona v Cordoba

FC Barcelona v Cordoba
Don’t know where to watch Saturday’s La Liga game? We have you covered

Saturday’s match at the Camp Nou  will see FC Barcelona taking on Cordoba in week 16 of La Liga.

The following is a guide of TV channels showing the game around the world.

If the game isn’t being shown in your country or region, remember that you can listen to live commentary in English on Radio Barça and the Club’s international web sites.

You can follow play-by-play on Twitter (@fcbarcelona). There will also be constant updates here at, and on all of the club’s usual social networks.

Saturday, Decembre 20, 2014

Los Angeles – 7:00 AM (PST) / New York – 10:00 AM (EST)

beIN Sports USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports en Español

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and

Brazil – 11:00 AM (Brasilia)

ESPN Latin America

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_br and

South America – Buenos Aires 10:00 AM / Santiago Chile 10:00 AM / Mexico City 9:00 AM

ESPN Latin America

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_es and

United Kingdom – 3:00 PM

NOW TV, Sky Go, Sky Sports Red Button, Sky Go Extra (*Due the broadcasting regulations in the UK, the game will be broadcast recorded from 5.15 PM)

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and

France – 4:00 PM (CET)

beIN Sports 2

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_fra and

Barcelona – 4:00 PM (CET)

GOL T, Canal+ Liga / HD, C+ Liga Multi, Canal+ Yomvi, Gol Stadium

FCBarcelona:,, @fcbarcelona_cat and @fcbarcelona_es

Arabian Countries – 5:00 PM (Mecca Time)

beIN Sports Connect Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 16 HD

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_ara and

Russia – 6:00 PM (MSK)

NTV+ Sport Online, NTV+ Football 2, Setanta Sports Eurasia

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and

India – 7:30 PM (IST)

Star Sports 1 Asia, Star Sports HD 1 Asia

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and

Indonesia – 10:00 PM (WIB)

Fox Sports 2 Cambodia, Fox Sports 2 Indonesia, Orange TV Indonesia, RCTI – Indonesia

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_id and

China – 10:00 PM (CST)

QQ Sports Live, PPLive, Sina Sports, CNTV Sports, CCTV 5+ VIP, Star Sports China, CCTV-5

FC Barcelona: Tencent Weibo, Sina Weibo and

Japan – 00:00 AM (JST)


FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_jap and

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Australia – 00:00 AM (Sydney)

Fox Sports 5 Australia

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and

                                                                                                                   *Source: Live Soccer TV

Éric Abidal announces retirement

“Now I just want to rest and enjoy being with my family and fiends”, said the former FC Barcelona player

Asked to name a highlight from his career, he picked out his comeback against Real Madrid in the Champions League

On Friday at midday, 35-year-old Éric Abidal announced his retirement from football at a special conference called in the pressroom at his current club, Olympiakos. “This is a very important moment in my career” said the Frenchman. “I have made the decision to officially end my career.” A regular in the Barça defence for six seasons, Abidal explained that his decision to hang up his boots was for personal reasons.

Joined in the pressroom by the director of sport at the Greek club, Christian Karembeu, Abidal also spoke about his plans for the immediate future. “I told the Olympiakos president that I’d give everything for the club until December. From now on, I want to rest and enjoy being with my family and friends. I have received offers to work at FC Barcelona and also Olympiakos, but I have time to think things over and choose what’s best for the people I love.”

Asked to pick highlights from his career, he replied that “the time I made my comeback against Real Madrid was one of the greatest moments of my career. For me, football was a way of forgetting my illness. My objective was to play again. And coming back like that was an emotional winning a title, if not more.”

Éric Abidal donned the Barça shirt from 2007 to 2013, scoring two goals in 193 matches. In that time, he won two Champions Leagues, four Ligas, two Spanish Cups, two Clubs World Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and three Spanish Super Cups. In 2011, it was revealed that he had a liver tumour, and in 2012 he underwent a transplant.

Éric Abidal's six years at FC Barcelona

Éric Abidal is hanging up his boots
The Frenchman is retiring after having won 4 leagues, 2 Champions Leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 3 Spanish Super Cups, 2 European Super Cups and 2 Club World Cups while with Barça


Iniesta and Messi receive 2013 IFFHS award

Messi receive 2013 IFFHS award / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has presented the awards for the year 2013

Messi has been honoured as the highest goalscorer in the world’s main football leagues, and Iniesta as the best playmaker in the world

On Friday, Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi received the awards at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper from Robert Ley, vice-president of the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. Iniesta has been announced as the best playmaker in the world and Messi as the top goalscorer in the world’s biggest leagues.

This is the second consecutive time that Iniesta has won the award after he also collected it in 2012, thus succeeding his team-mate Xavi Hernández, who has won it four times. Messi has also won his award for the second time in a row. He takes the IFFHS award for 2013 thanks to his 46 goals in 32 games in 2013.

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