​As an ex-Barcelona star, Dani Alves was hoping to catch up with some of his former teammates and close friends at the FIFA Awards on Monday.

The Juventus full-back watched on as Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scooped the biggest prize of the night, but will no doubt have been pleased to see four of Barcelona's best - Lionel Messi, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique - make the FIFPro World XI at the prestigious ceremony.

The quartet, though, failed to show their faces - a disappearing act that the Catalan giants put down to the stars preparing for Wednesday's Copa del Rey second leg match against Athletic Bilbao.

Alves was not buying such an excuse, however, and claimed that their no-show had left him to fend for himself against Barca's fierce La Liga rivals.

He lamented: "They should have come. That’s my opinion. They’re more than prepared for Wednesday’s game. You have to respect their decision but they should have been here. I saw a lot of white and I felt bad."

It's like Alves is the father of all four Barcelona players and he's scolding them for failing to attend a family event!

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