Messi & Neymar will be missing as their teams are set out on their way to Russian federation when world cup qualifiers for the 2018 world cup kick off on Friday.
Messi is unfit while Neymar is suspended and they are not only the just two of the big names who will be losing as the lengthy trip to Russia 2018 starts. Uruguay will miss their players Luis Suarez and Cavani while Colombia will miss Wayne Rodriguez because of his injury.
Brazil & Argentina, the two big teams of Southern American soccer, release their specific determining strategies still hurting from frustrating loss in the Copa America, where Chile won the trophy.
Chile by comparison has attracted a veil over their arrangements, with trainer Jorge Sampaoli reducing media accessibility coaching to just 20 minutes each day at the training.
Argentina in the meantime will get a flavor of life without their star player and captain Messi when they start their campaign against Ecuador.
Messi, who was incriminated in some areas for another Argentinian competition failing in the Copa America, is sidelined for the experience after struggling severe knee injury.