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Neymar to face new Barcelona team-mates

Neymar joined Barcelona earlier this summer (©GettyImages)
Neymar joined Barcelona earlier this summer (©GettyImages).

Spain and Brazil will face each other in Sunday's Confederations Cup final - and for Neymar it will be a special game.

This match will give him the opportunity to play against some of his new team-mates at Barcelona, the club that he signed for earlier this summer.

Although he had already played against Barcelona in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup final -when he was at Santos - the superiority of the Catalan giants meant Neymar was practically invisible on the day.

This time, the striker faces them as part of the Brazilian team, with Barcelona right-back Dani Alves supporting him.

Against them, it is safe to say that Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi will start the game, with the possibility of seeing Pedro Rodríguez on the field as well.

The Spanish team reached the final last Thursday after a frenetic match against Italy that was decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Before that game, Neymar confessed that he wanted La Roja to make it to the final, because he was really excited about playing against his new team-mates.

This event will mark the first time Brazil and Spain have faced each other in 14 years, with the last encounter taking place in 1999 in a friendly match, which ended 0-0.

There have been rumours about whether the 21-year-old Neymar will be able to adapt to style of football in Europe, and this game may be the key to proving it.

So far, Neymar has displayed excellent skills with his national team, and he has already stated that he cannot wait to begin training in Barcelona.

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