Barcelona says Abidal, Toure have swine flu

BY foxsports • November 22, 2009

Barcelona has confirmed that defender Eric Abidal and midfielder Yaya Toure have swine flu and could be out for the next three games.

The players will miss Saturday's Spanish League game against Athletic Bilbao and could be sidelined against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday followed by the traditional Spanish 'clasico' against Real Madrid the following weekend.

Barcelona issued a statement Friday saying both players had been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus after telling the club they felt and unwell and had fevers.

Abidal has been injured and had already been ruled out of this weekend's game.

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