Argentina U-23 National Team Coach is Open for Messi

Argentina U-23 National Team Coach: “The Door to the Olympics is Open for Messi as well”

Argentina and Paraguay pass South American qualification for Paris Olympics

“The door to the Olympics is always open for a player like Messi.”

Coach Javier Mascherano (39) of the Argentina national under-23 (U-23) soccer team, which successfully advanced to the men’s soccer finals at the 2024 Paris Olympics, hoped that Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami) would “play in the Olympics.” 온라인카지노

Coach Mascherano was 13 He said through ESPN on Sunday (Korean time), “Everyone is already well aware of my close relationship with Messi,” and added, “The door is open for a player like Messi to join us on the Olympic stage.”

He only said, “Participating in the Olympics clearly requires Messi’s will and dedication,” he said, adding that he set a condition for joining as a wild card.

Previously, Argentina won 1-0 with Luciano Gondou’s winning goal in the 33rd minute of the second half in the third and final match of the Paris Olympics men’s soccer South American qualifying final against Brazil held at the Brigido Iriarte Stadium in Caracas, Venezuela on the 12th.

As a result, Argentina (1 win, 2 draws, 5 points) took second place in the final league after Paraguay (2 wins, 1 draw, 7 points) and secured a ticket to Paris.

South America had two Olympic tickets on the line.

Argentina has won the Olympics twice (2004 and 2008), and Messi participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won a gold medal.

Meanwhile, Coach Mascherano, who had developed a close relationship with Messi while playing for a long time in the Argentina national team, naturally mentioned ‘Messi’ when his participation in the Paris Olympics was confirmed.

Argentina U-23 national team midfielder Thiago Almada (Atlanta United) also said, “I hope Messi has the desire to stand on the Paris Olympics stage.

We will have to see Messi’s condition, but if he plays, it will be like a dream.”

However, Messi is already hoping to participate in the 2024 Copa America (June 20-July 14) to be held in the United States, so it is difficult due to schedule to directly participate in the men’s soccer competition at the Paris Olympics, which begins on July 24.

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