Barça star picked for November friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay in Saudi Arabia and Israel
Leo Messi is returning to the Argentina national team for two games in November, as revealed by his namesake Lionel Scaloni on Thursday.
The 1978 and 1986 world champions have friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay, the former on November 15 King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia pitting him against Barça team-mate Arthur.
Three days later at the Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel, on November 18, Barça take on another fellow South American side in Uruguay, featuring (if selected) another club colleague in Luis Suárez.
Messi has served his international suspension and will now be able to play for his country for the first time since the Copa America third place match against Chile in the summer.