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Messi heads team for Brazil match

Messi heads team for Brazil match

Lionel Messi heads an Argentina team named to play archrival Brazil in a Nov. 17 friendly in Doha, Qatar.
The team includes most of Argentina's top players. The notable absence was defender Gabriel Heinze, who has been a fixture on recent Argentina teams. Also missing are injured players Esteban Cambiasso and Fernando Gago.
Among the players called up are Carlos Tevez, Javier Zanetti, Walter Samuel, Javier Mascherano and Diego Milito.
The team will be coached by Sergio Batista, who was named Tuesday as Argentina's full-time replacement for Diego Maradona. Batista has won two of three friendlies as interim coach including a 4-1 victory over World Cup champion Spain.


Updated : 2020-12-02 15:56 GMT+08:00