Argentina will be difficult opponent despite Messi's absence, says Neymar

WION Web Team Jeddah Saudi Arabia Oct 16, 2018, 06.26 AM(IST)

Brazilian forward Neymar Jr. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Messi is taking a sabbatical from international football, following Argentina's disappointing World Cup.

Brazil captain Neymar said on Monday that Argentina will still be a difficult opponent, despite the absence of Lionel Messi for their friendly on Tuesday (October 16).

Messi is taking a sabbatical from international football, following Argentina's disappointing World Cup.

The match will be played at Jeddah's King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.

Neymar said the Argentina team is full of good players, and Messi isn't the only one.

Brazil's coach Tite said he hopes the crowd will get behind his players.