Argentina’s Olympic team wants Lionel Messi (Inter Miami) to join.
Argentine soccer reporter Leo Paradiso said on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time), “The Argentine Football Association wants Lionel Messi to participate in the Olympics.”
In July, the World Sports Festival will be held in Paris, France. There are only 186 days left until the opening of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Starting with the opening ceremony on July 26, a total of 329 gold events will be held in 329 detailed events.
Among them, soccer is an Olympic sport that starts before the opening ceremony. Soccer will start with the first group match from July 24 and end with the final match on August 10, just before the closing ceremony. Soccer is attracting the most attention in the Olympics as it is called a universal language.
The issue at the Paris Olympics is whether Messi will participate or not. Messi is a world-class soccer star. He has been awarded the Ballon d’Or eight times and the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year eight times, and has been named the FIFA FIFPro World Best XI for 17 consecutive years since 2007.
His record is overwhelming. He lifted the Spanish Primera Liga title 10 times and won the UEFA Champions League four times. He recently joined the U.S. MLS and led Inter Miami to its first win by winning the League Cup.
He has won two championships not only in his club but also in the Argentine national team. He won the CONMEBOL Copa America after three finals, and was also honored with the title at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Messi, who made a name as the best player in soccer history, is set to take on another challenge. He will compete in the Paris Olympics. Messi already participated in the Olympics once. He joined Argentina’s national team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won the gold medal after defeating Nigeria in the final.
Argentina’s national team at the time included players such as Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano, Juan Roman Rikelme, Sergio Romero and Pablo Sabaleta. Messi also joined the team and finished the game.
Messi’s participation in the Olympics is largely influenced by his coaches and teammates. Currently, the head coach of the Argentine national team is Javier Mascherano, who served as coach for eight years at Barcelona. “Mascherano conveyed that to Messi,” Paradiso said. Di Maria, his teammate, also has a chance to participate in the Olympics.
Messi is also positive about participating in the Olympics. “Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria want to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics if they have a chance,” D-Sports reported on Tuesday. “The Argentine Football Association is making plans for Messi to participate in the Olympics.” 랭크카지노도메인
If Messi participates in the Paris Olympics, he will participate in the Olympics for the second time. Of course, Argentina’s participation in the Olympics has not been confirmed yet. The winner and the runner-up in men’s soccer qualification for the 2024 CONMEBOL Olympics, which will take place from Friday, will win direct tickets to the Olympics.