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Club World Cup: Neymar trains, Messi waits

Club World Cup: Neymar trains, Messi waits

Brazilian Neymar, who did not play Thursday in Barcelona's 3-0 victory over Guangzhou in the semifinals of the Club World Cup, trained on Friday, while teammate Lionel Messi stayed at the hotel.

Neymar started the training session at a different rate than his teammates, working alone with one of the physiotherapists of Barcelona.

Messi did not appear at training. On Thursday he suffered a renal colic, abdominal pain, that prevented him from playing the semifinal.

His condition is unknown. Club officials did not provide information on how he was feeling on Friday.

"Great team work. We are in the final! It really hurts to miss any game, but hope to be 100% in order to help in the final," Messi wrote on his Facebook page after the win over Guangzhou.

Brazilian Dani Alves, who was in charge of talking to the media, also did not practice with a bruised foot.

Barcelona will play on Sunday (10H30 GMT) the final of the 2015 Club World Cup against River Plate.

 

Text and photo: AFP

Edition: conmebol.com