Oct 11, 2014 at 1.05pm UK at ​Beijing National Stadium
Brazil
2-0
Argentina
Tardelli (28', 64')
Luiz (19'), Danilo (40')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Mascherano (47'), Fernandez (50')

Team News: Lionel Messi starts for Argentina

Team News: Messi starts for Argentina
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Lionel Messi starts for Argentina, while his Barcelona teammate Neymar captains Brazil in this afternoon's friendly.

Lionel Messi has been named in Argentina's starting lineup for this afternoon's friendly against Brazil in Beijing.

The Barcelona forward joins Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero in a front three, with Javier Pastore and Javier Mascherano further back in the midfield.

There are also starts for Manchester City pair Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis and Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo.

Meanwhile, Neymar starts up front for Brazil, with Diego Tardelli joining him in the attack.

They will receive support from Willian and Oscar, with Elias and Luis Gustavo also in the midfield.

Brazil: Jefferson, Danilo, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe Luis, Elias, Gustavo, Willian, Oscar, Tardelli, Neymar

Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Fernandez, Rojo, Pereyra, Mascherano, Pastore, Di Maria, Messi, Aguero

Neymar of Brazil in action during the International Friendly against Panama at Serra Dourada Stadium on June 3, 2014 in Goiania, Brazil
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