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Luis Suarez shrugged off the absence of strike partners Lionel Messi and Neymar with a hat trick to send Barcelona into the Club World Cup final with a 3-0 win over China’s Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday.

Barcelona, which is looking to claim its third world title in seven years this week in Japan, went into the match without superstar forwards Neymar, who has a groin injury, and Messi, who woke up on Thursday morning with renal colic, a type of abdominal pain commonly caused by kidney stones.

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