Puyol showing the T-shirt the team will wear before tomorrow's final / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Puyol showing the T-shirt the team will wear before tomorrow's final / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

FIFA has granted the Club’s petition to allow the FC Barcelona players to wear a shirt before tomorrow's final in support of David Villa, who is in Barcelona awaiting surgery. The FC Barcelona players will wear the T-shirt worn by Carles Puyol (above) before the match against Santos FC.

Villa showed his appreciation for the show of support by the team and his fans via a public message on his Facebook page:

“Hello friends! I’m moved by all the messages you have sent me! Thank you so much! Don’t worry, I’ve rested well tonight and I’m feeling a lot better. I’m happy that I’m back home with my family. And, furthermore, I know I’m in good hands. I want to thank Doctor Pruna and, above all, Manel Estiarte. Without them, I don’t know what I would have done on the journey home! Now there’s less time to wait for me to recover! More to come."