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Lionel Messi back in Argentina squad for Brazil, Uruguay friendlies

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The Barcelona captain’s suspension is over

Brazil v Argentina: Semi Final - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Lionel Messi is back in the Argentina squad for November friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay.

The Barcelona captain has not featured for his country since being sent off at the Copa America and subsequently banned for his comments about corruption at the tournament.

However, he is named in Lionel Scaloni’s side for a couple of tasty looking fixtures over the international break.

Argentina’s first game is against Copa America winners Brazil on November 15 in Saudi Arabia where he’ll come up against team-mate Arthur and Philippe Coutinho.

La Albiceleste then play Uruguay in Israel three days later, a match that will see Messi face strike partner Luis Suarez who is also back on international duty.