Lionel Messi, Neymar da Silva Santos, Luis suarez and their Barcelona team-mates will not  be attending Monday's FIFA's 'the best' awards ceremony in Switzerland due to their commitments ahead of facing athletic on wednesday.

Messi is one of three finalists for the 'best player' award, joining Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and favourite and current Ballon d'or holder Cristiano Ronaldo on the shortlist.

In their place, club President Joseph Maria Bartomeu, Vice-President Jordi Mestre and other board members will travel.

Barcelona trail Athletic 2-1 in their Copa Del Rey tie, with the second leg taking place at Camp Nou.