Messi has captained Argentina all the way to Sunday's tournament decider in Rio de Janeiro, while Neymar played a key role in Brazil's progression to the last four only to see his tournament ended by a fractured vertebra sustained in the quarter-final win over Colombia.
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"Whatever happens in the final, Messi and Neymar have been the two big stars of this World Cup," the Blaugrana supremo told the Catalan club's official website.
"Until the injury, [Neymar] was having an incredible tournament. Despite his youth, his progress as a footballer and his leadership made a mark on the Brazil team.
"We have been close to him since the injury, the medical services have been in contact with him and his family. It was a nasty shock for all football fans, especially those of Brazil and Barca.
"I hope he gets fit again soon and I wish him all the best. He is very young and will have plenty more chances to win things for his country."
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"I hope that Leo Messi and [Argentina and Barca team-mate] Javier Mascherano win the World Cup," he declared. "They deserve this in recognition of their careers. They are two born winners, I hope they enjoy the final and have plenty of good luck.
"I am very happy that he [Messi] is about to play in the final, he wanted it so much and he has played a direct role in all of his team's victories and has scored some lovely goals.
"Leo has once again shown why he's the best player in the world."