Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain was left off the Argentina squad as Manchester City's Sergio Aguero made his return for upcoming World Cup qualifiers
Brazil coach Tite named on Thursday a much-changed Brazil squad for Neymar to lead in the two World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia.
Brazil's football confederation says the country will complete its World Cup qualifying schedule without playing a single match in Rio de Janeiro.
Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli says the only player guaranteed to start for the national team is Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi "is the only undisputed starter" for Argentina as they face a must-win match on Aug. 31 against Uruguay, Sampaoli said.
Rafinha is targeting a place in the Brazil squad for the 2018 World Cup and said he will fight Joshua Kimmich to become Philipp Lahm's successor.