Eric Abidal makes embarrassing mistake regarding Andy Cole

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Former Barcelona centre-back Eric Abidal is a name known all over the world of football. Some people know him as a player who was involved in arguably the best team of all time at the Camp Nou, others know him for his battle with cancer.

On, or off the pitch, Abidal is certainly a legend of football. However, Abidal's most recent media appearance has left him red-faced.

He was one of four guests on beIN Sports coverage of the Champions League, semi-final clash between Juventus and Real Madrid.

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Abidal was joined on beIN Sports by former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado, ex-Liverpool star Luis Garcia and a former Manchester United striker also.

Pre-match, Abidal posted a picture of the four guests on Twitter; it appears however, that he was not quite sure who one of the guests was.

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Abidal tweeted "Tonight in @beINSPORTS_MENA . Michel, Luis and Dwight."

Although the tweet may seem inconspicuous, Abidal mixed up his Manchester United strikers. Dwight Yorke was a huge player for the Red Devils, however it was his strike partner Andy Cole who was present at the beIN Sports event.

Yorke and Andy Cole managed a whopping 53 goals between them in Manchester United's treble-winning campaign in 1998/99. Despite being both legends, Abidal committed a school-boy error by mixing up the two former players.

Abidal has since edited the picture, making sure he got all the names right. However, the cruelty of social media is unrelenting, with people commenting on the new picture "Where's Dwight gone?".

To make matters even worse, Cole favourited some tweets that had highlighted the error. How embarrassing!

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