Team mates and rivals go face to face
Two members of the first team, Dani Alves and Eric Abidal, go head to head in the France v Brazil friendly on Wednesday, while there will also be a fascinating meeting between potential Liga top scorers Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal meet Ar
They are only friendlies, but France v Brazil and Portugal v Argentina are not just any old games.
There is the fascination of seeing two FCB colleagues face off against each other, Alves and
Abidal, and also a priceless meeting between the oft-compared Messi and Cristiano.
Alves and Abidal are both heading for international duty on top form. The Brazilian
has been on mighty form down the right for Barcelona, and Abidal seems to be getting better as each
week goes by, whether as a centre or full back. And the venue for France v Brazil is a place that
brings back such fond memories for any Barça fan, Saint Denis.
Messi and Ronaldo have scored 48 goals between them after 22 matches. The players
leading the scoring for Barça and Real Madrid once again star on the same field of play. Argentina
and Portugal will be meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva.