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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Neymar to make PSG debut on Sunday after receiving clearance from FFF

Brazilian set to feature against Guingamp after French authorities receive International Transfer Certificate from Spanish counterparts.

Neymar has been cleared to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain this weekend, the French Football Federation (FFF) has announced.

The French governing body has now received the relevant international transfer paperwork from its Spanish counterpart for the Brazil captain to be formally registered.

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona for a world record €222 million (Dh959m) transfer last week but was unable to play in their Ligue 1 opener against Amiens last Saturday.

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It was reported that Barcelona had delayed releasing the player's international transfer certificate to the Spanish football association (RFEF), as is protocol, until they had received the required funds.

The transaction now appears to have been completed, the certificate passed to the FFF via the RFEF and and the 25-year-old forward will be available for Sunday's trip to Guingamp.

A statement from the FFF on Twitter read: "The FFF confirms the receipt of the transfer certificate of Neymar sent by the RFEF."

PSG wanted Neymar to start the season last week at the Parc des Princes against Amiens but his debut was delayed because his international transfer certificate (ITC) had not been received by the French league on time.

Neymar was unveiled to the PSG fans on Saturday, but was allowed only to watch from the stands as his new team started their league campaign with a 2-0 win.

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