Messi, Neymar to play in Club World Cup final

Messi, Neymar to play in Club World Cup final

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Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona’s starting line-up for Sunday’s Club World Cup final against River Plate in Yokohama after recovering from a bout of renal colic, the Spanish club said.Brazilian striker Neymar, who had been struggling with a groin strain, also comes back alongside Luis Suarez, who scored a hat-trick in the 3-0 semi-final victory over Guangzhou Evergrande in the pair’s absence.Barcelona will be bidding to become the first team to win the Club World Cup three times in the final, which kicks off at 1930 local time (1030 GMT).- (BSS/AFP)

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