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Abidal set to play in final

sports Updated: May 25, 2011 23:37 IST

Two months after a surgery to remove a tumor from his liver, Eric Abidal can comeback in Barcelona’s Champions League final against Man United on Saturday. “He is back and he’s just as strong as he was before the operation. It’s amazing,” Xavi said. AP

Owen set for comeback

Manchester: Michael Owen announced his arrival on the world stage with a memorable solo strike at the 1998 World Cup. Now the Man United striker is hoping “the one big goal” he may yet conjure up this season will arrive against Barcelona at Wembley on Saturday. AFP

Rooney is dangerous: Pique

Barcelona: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has highlighted former team-mate Wayne Rooney as the danger when they face Manchester United in the final at Wembley. “It was always difficult playing against him in training as it is with Messi now,” said Pique. AFP

Green replaces Stockdale

London: England have called goalkeeper Robert Green into their squad for next month's Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland in place of David Stockdale, who is getting married a day before the match. Green decided to make himself available after he became a father last week. AFP