Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has backed his players' decision not to attend Monday's inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.
A number of Barca players were expected at the ceremony, but instead decided to stay in Spain in order to focus on preparations for their Copa del Rey last-16 second leg against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.
"In principle, the idea to go or not is individual. As their coach, I can only back their decision. There is a sporting situation that is more important," he told reporters.
"There are certain commitments the players must take into account. I back their decision 100%."