25 players are headed for Tibilisi / MIGUEL RUIZ- FCB

The hour of truth is upon us. Barça have played five pre-season matches so far this summer but now they face their first competitive fixture of the new campaign and what's more, there is a trophy at stake. Luis Enriue has named his squad for the trip to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi for the European Super Cup which sees them take on fellow La Liga side Sevilla. The coach has decided to take his entire squad with him for the fixture with the exception of Neymar for the chance to claim the first title of the season. The Brazilian has not been included in the party after having been diagnosed with parotitis (mumps) on Sunday. Before the list was released, the squad trained for the final time at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper ahead of the game on Tuesday.

The full list of names for the trip to Georgia is as follows: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Masip, Douglas, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Alves, Pedro, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Sandro, Munir, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Halilovic, Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan. Some the players cited will not be able to play in Super Cup final despite being included in the squad. Adriano, Douglas and Jordi Alba are injured and Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan are ineligible.

The squad will travel to Tbilisi on Monday morning local time. After they arrive they will have a final training session which will take place at the Boris Paichadze Stadium, the venue for Tuesday's clash with Sevilla which kicks off at 8.45pm CET.

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