In the most recent development, it is anticipated that Lionel Messi would accompany Argentina to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
As a member of the Argentina national team, Lionel Messi won the Copa America, the Finalissima, and the FIFA World Cup successively, solidifying his position as a great player. Despite the fact that Messi is an indispensable member of the national squad, Argentina U20 coach Javier Mascherano has recently broached the subject of El Pulga’s potential participation in the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.
Javier Mascherano said this in an interview with TyC Sports: “Messi is always welcome if he wants to participate, but first we have to qualify.” The reality is that he has never closed the door on the possibility of serving his country in some capacity. My bond with Messi is really special to me, and I care deeply about him.
However, in order to guarantee their spot in the Olympics, the Argentina U20 team must first overcome the challenging qualifying competitions. They will be up against Paraguay, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay in this competition.
It is common knowledge that the rules governing men’s football at the Olympics permit the inclusion of up to three players who are older than the age limit, which means that Lionel Messi will be able to compete in its entirety in Paris in 2020.
There are plenty of those who agree with Mascherano that having Messi in the Olympics would be beneficial. The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, is also quite enthusiastic about the participation of M10. Thomas Bach expressed the following: “It would be fantastic if Messi could attend. He would be the only soccer player in history to win two gold medals and a world cup, which would make him a record-setting bridge player.
In the past, Messi was a part of the Argentina team that won an Olympic gold medal in 2008. That victory took place in Beijing.
The possibility of Messi participating in the Olympic Games in Paris is always on the table. Despite this, the owner of the 7 Golden Balls will still have the last say in everything that happens.