Lionel Messi and Neymar both return to the Barcelona XI for this morning’s Club World Cup final with River Plate.
Messi missed Thursday’s 3-0 victory over Guangzhou Evergrande in the semi-finals through abdominal pain, while Neymar was ruled out with a groin injury, but the pair are free to complement hat-trick hero Luis Suarez in an ‘MSN’ attack.
River, meanwhile, start with Matias Kranevitter, who plays his final game for Los Millonarios before heading to Atletico Madrid, but former Barca favourite Javier Saviola remains a subsitute from the 1-0 win against Sanfreece Hiroshima.
River Plate: Barovero; Mercado, Maidana, Alvarez, Vangioni; Kranevitter; Sanchez, Ponzio, Viudez; Mora, Alario
Subs: Chiarini, Batalla, Mammana, Casco, Vega, Gonzalez, Bertolo, Martinez, Mayada, Pisculichi, Saviola, Driussi
Barcelona: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Subs: Masip, Ter Stegen, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Bartra, Adriano, Sergi, Samper, Gumbau, Munir, Sandro
Referee: Faghani [IR]