With the Club World Cup won, the members of the first team squad who live furthest away have been given permission by the Club to begin their Christmas break early and meet up with their families at for the holidays.

The Argentinians Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, Brazilians Dani Alves, Adriano Correia and Maxwell, Chilean Alexis Sánchez and Seydou Keita from Mali have all been given an early start to their Christmas break, which they will return from for training on the afternoon of December 29th.

Rested for the Cup game

Josep Guardiola has thus decided to leave the seven out of the Cup game against Hospitalet on Thursday night (22.00 Camp Nou).

Arrival in Barcelona

The World Champions are due to land in Barcelona at 18.00 and after a group photo with their latest Cup on the airport runway, they will come straight to the Camp Nou. The Club has asked fans not to go to the airport to meet their heroes.

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