Edgardo Bauza has cited Mauro Icardi's limited ability to hold the ball up as reason he has yet again been left off the Argentina squad.
Douglas Costa has been ruled out of Bayern Munich's Bundesliga game on Sunday against Borussia Monchengladbach with a left knee injury.
"These are two key games, vital to our future and we have to try to win all six points, that is the mentality that I am bringing," Rodriguez said.
Brazil coach Tite has said he wants his team to play some of the tournament favorites. He also mentioned wanting to play at Italy and at Spain.
Liverpool pair Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have been named in the latest Brazil squad.
Flamengo playmaker Diego and Sport forward Diego Souza received surprise calls to the Brazil squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers.