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Barcelona's ill Neymar out of Copa del Rey match

Barcelona forward Neymar ruled out of Copa del Rey last-16 match against Getafe due to illness

FC Barcelona's Neymar, right, duels for the ball against Elche's Aaron Niguez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelo...

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FC Barcelona's Neymar, right, duels for the ball against Elche's Aaron Niguez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelo...

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Barcelona says forward Neymar will miss the Copa del Rey match against Getafe on Wednesday because of a stomach illness.

The Catalan club says Neymar is dealing with a bout of gastroenteritis and has been dropped from the squad for the last-16 game in favor of midfielder Xavi Hernandez.

The Brazil striker featured as a substitute in the 4-0 league win over Elche on Sunday.

Neymar's absence comes with forward Lionel Messi expected to return to action at the Camp Nou against Getafe.