‘World Cup Champion’, one more gold medal after being kicked out? Messi raises possibility of participating in Paris Olympics

Can Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), the ‘god of soccer’ who achieved everything by lifting the World Cup trophy, win his second Olympic gold medal?

Spanish media outlets such as Marca and As reported on the 19th, “Javier Mascherano, coach of the U-23 Argentine national soccer team, hopes that Messi and Angel Di Maria (Benfica) will join the 2024 Paris Olympics.”

Coach Mascherano, who played with Messi at FC Barcelona (Spain) during his days as a player, said he would like to select Messi and Di Maria as wild cards for the Paris Olympics and win a gold medal.

Messi and Di Maria shared the joy of winning the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2021 Copa America, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 

At the Olympics, the men’s division must be composed of players under the age of 23, and those exceeding this number can be selected as wild cards, up to three players. Accordingly, Coach Mascherano secretly hopes that Messi, who experienced victory in a major tournament by winning a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, will finish with a gold medal at the Olympics again.카지노사이트

If Messi is selected as a wild card to the Argentina Olympic team, he could face the next football emperor, Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). Mbappe also said that since the Olympics are held in his country, he wants to win the gold medal as a wild card.

However, the key is whether Messi’s stamina will hold up as he enters his twilight years. Marca expressed concern that Messi would have to deal with an excessive schedule as the Olympics and Copa America were held in the same year.

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