Messi returns to Argentina for today’s friendly clash with Brazil

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is to return to international competition as his home team Argentina takes on rivals and Copa America Champions, Brazil on Friday (Nov 15). The match is to be played in Saudi Arabia.

The Barcelona player was placed on a three month ban for comments made about the tournament being “corrupt”.

Meanwhile, Brazil will be without star player Neymar, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury from the last international break.

Brazil possible starting lineup:

  • Alisson
  • Danilo
  • Silva
  • Marquinhos
  • Sandro
  • Arthur
  • Casemiro
  • Coutinho
  • Jesus
  • Firmino
  • Richarlison

Argentina possible starting lineup:

  • Marchesin
  • Foyth
  • Pezzella
  • Otamendi
  • Acuna
  • De Paul
  • Paredes
  • Lo Celso
  • Messi
  • Aguero
  • Martinez

— Article written by Stephanie Moore