Due to the legal uncertainty surrounding the lack of an announcement clarifying the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) stance on the matter with under 12 hours to go before kick-off, the Club have decided to focus on sporting matters and will not include Neymar Jr in their match day squad.

However, FC Barcelona would like to express its surprise with the lack of clarity arising out of CAS’s unwillingness to perform their judicial duties. This harms both the Clubs involved and the competition itself.

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