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Leo Messi, Neymar to face each other as Argentina and Brazil clash in giant World Cup Qualifying game

This should be fun!

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Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. have been called up to face each other in a massive World Cup Qualifying match. Brazil and Argentina will play on November 10 at the Mineirão Stadium.

Neymar is part of a 24-man squad called up by Brazil manager Tite:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (AS Roma), Alex Muralha (Flamengo-BRA), Weverton (Atlético/PR-BRA)

Defenders: Thiago Silva (PSG), Marquinhos (PSG), Miranda (Inter MIlan), Rodrigo Caio (São Paulo-BRA), Gil (Shandong Luneng-CHN), Dani Alves (Juventus), Marcelon (Real Madrid), Fágner (Corinthians-BRA), Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Giuliano (Zenit), Lucas Lima (Santos-BRA), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan-CHN), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande-CHN), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Willian (Chelsea)

Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Leo Messi (and Javier Mascherano) is part of a 26-man list named by Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza:

Neymar and Messi have only faced each other once for their national teams. Neymar was still a rising star at Santos while Messi was coming off his final season under Pep Guardiola. Brazil and Argentina met in the United States and Leo put on a show, scoring a hat-trick and the game-winner in a thrilling 4-3 victory for the Albiceleste.

They'll meet again three weeks from now, and that game should be loads and loads of fun.

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