Puyol, Abidal and Deco safe after leaving Turkey

Carles Puyol, Eric Abidal, and Deco are all back in Barcelona again having been stranded in Turkey ahead of a charity match organised by Samuel Eto’o when Friday’s coup d’etat broke out.

The game was cancelled and at 18:00 on Saturday the trio landed at Barcelona’s El Prat airport with friends and family who had joined them on their trip, with the game having naturally been called off.

Puyol insisted that they’d remained “safe and calm” despite the ordeal of being caught up in the strife, and sent his best regards to Eto’o on social media.

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