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PSG star Neymar reveals he is happy to avoid Messi clash

International Edition By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/10/2018

Paris Saint-German forward Neymar revealed his happy to go up against Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi when Brazil take on Argentina in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was not included in Lionel Scaloni’s squad for the second successive time since after this summer disappointing FIFA World Cup in Russia and speculation continues over the La Albiceleste future.

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Neymar admits the absence of his former Barcelona team-mate is a blow for the spectators watching the game, but he feels it gives Brazil a greater chance of overcoming their rivals but however, he was keen on facing Juventus number Paulo Dybala who is a top player in world football.

The most expensive player planet told a pre-match news conference ahead of the match: "For those who love football, having Messi out of a game like this is bad. But for us it’s good.

"We never underestimate Argentina’s quality, the players they have in their squad.

"Argentina have Dybala, who is a player that I really like, so we have to be switched on.

"It’s a very difficult game. We will have to do our job and it’s always good to play them. There are no favourites.

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