• Chile's Matias Fernandez, left, Arturo Vidal, center, and Eduardo Vargas celebrate after Vargas scored against Brazil during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)

    Brazil loses without Neymar; Argentina falls with no Messi

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil showed Thursday it can’t win against the best without Barcelona star Neymar, losing 2-0 at Chile as qualifying in South America opened for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

  • Ecuador's coach Gustavo Quinteros attends a training session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Ecuador will face Argentina for a 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier soccer match in Buenos Aires on October 8. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    No Messi, Neymar, Suarez and Rodriguez as qualifying opens

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez will all be missing when 2018 World Cup qualifying gets underway in South America on Thursday.