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Football: Club captain Puyol to leave Barcelona at end of season

Published on Mar 4, 2014 11:32 PM
Barcelona's midfielder Carles Puyol speaks during an announcement at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on March 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will leave the Catalans at the end of the season, the 35-year-old announced on Tuesday.

Puyol has been plagued by injuries over the last couple of seasons and has undergone three knee operations.

"At the end of the season I will leave FC Barcelona. The club are aware of this and we are in agreement," he said.

"We will rescind the final two years of my contract that were still to run.

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