Superstar Lionel Messi was known as up on Monday to the Argentina squad resulting from face his new Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar and Brazil in a World Cup qualifier subsequent month.
The crunch CONMEBOL encounter on September 5 will mark the primary time the 2 icons face one another as PSG teammates, and can come lower than two months after Messi impressed Argentina to a 1-Zero victory over Brazil within the Copa America remaining.
The highly-anticipated encounter is sandwiched between two different World Cup qualifiers, with Argentina taking part in Venezuela on September 2 and Bolivia per week later.
Brazil lead the one CONMEBOL qualifying group with an ideal 18 factors from six matches, whereas Argentina are second with 12 factors and in addition unbeaten.
Messi gained his first worldwide trophy in July as he helped Argentina finish a 27-year anticipate main silverware by upsetting Brazil at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium.
The two international locations’ star gamers are but to play alongside one another this season as each have been given an prolonged break by PSG following their Copa exertions.
After greater than 20 years taking part in at Barcelona, Messi is broadly anticipated to make his PSG debut this weekend away to Reims.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni sprung no surprises in his squad with Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala of Juventus included amongst powerful-looking ahead choices, though new Barca signing Sergio Aguero misses out by harm.
Two different PSG gamers, Angel Di Maria, who scored the winner within the Copa America remaining, and Leandro Paredes are within the squad.
PSG defender Marquinhos will be a part of Neymar within the Brazil squad.