Sunday sees the Club World Cup Final in Yokohama, Japan between River Plate of Argentina and Barcelona. Normally, the Catalans would be the favorites, but star forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar have been injured, and it's unclear if they'll play.
Spanish police have conducted raids on Catalan regional government offices and arrested at least 12 people. Madrid is cracking down on unauthorized Catalan plans to hold an independence referendum on October 1.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez power Barcelona to a third FIFA Club World Cup title. The Catalans beat River Plate. That means that Barcelona will end the 2015 calendar year with four trophies.
A 72nd-minute Lucas Alario goal was enough to secure Marcelo Gallardo’s men a place in the final, and a potential match against Spanish and European champions FC Barcelona.
Even without Lionel Messi or Neymar, Barcelona strolled into the Club World Cup final thanks to a stunning solo performance from Luis Suarez. The final is on Sunday and Barcelona face a team from South America.
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