Brazil get the better of Argentina with Miranda's stoppage time header

Inter’s Joao Miranda “Scoring Against Argentina Is Always Emotional”

Brazil get the better of Argentina with Miranda's stoppage time header

Argentina face Brazil in a friendly in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, and Neymar had hoped to be facing his former Barcelona teammate.

Tite's Brazil host a Lionel Messi-less Argentina in an global friendly this evening - here is how the teams will line up!

Messi also sat out Argentina's last three matches, all friendlies, since the country's disappointing last 16 elimination from the World Cup in Russian Federation. They are a very big team and we know what this match means.

The central defender rose at the near post to beat Argentina keeper Sergio Romero to a Neymar corner and head home the victor, deciding a game that was set to go to penalties to determine the outcome.

"I would love Messi to be here because that would give us a boost in quality", said Romero, back in the Argentina squad following a knee injury that prevented him from featuring in two friendlies in September.

Brazil are expected to be much changed for Argentina, though, with Inter Milan defender Miranda confirming how his team view Tuesday's match in Jeddah.

"The more he plays, the better it is for football lovers".

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"Every time Argentina play, we have to win".

Argentina beat Iraq 4-0 on Thursday with only three players - Sergio Romero, Marcos Acuna and Maximiliano Meza - that went to the World Cup this summer starting.

The defeat was the first in four games for Lionel Scaloni, the interim coach who replaced Jorge Sampaoli after the Russia World Cup.

It will likely be a different-looking XI in Jeddah to take on a Brazil team that laboured to a 2-0 win over hosts Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Friday.

Giovani Lo Celso and Paulo Dybala came close to scoring for Argentina but Scaloni, who picked a young, relatively inexperienced side at global level, insisted the all-round performance of the team bodes well for the future.

Inter and Brazilian global defender Miranda spoke at a press conference ahead of the Selecao's friendly against rivals Argentina.

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