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‘Door is open’ for Messi to play at Olympics – Mascherano

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Lionel Messi has an open invitation to play with Argentina‘s Olympic squad this summer time, based on Albiceleste under-23 coach Javier Mascherano.

Argentina beat reigning gold medallists Brazil 1-0 to safe a spot on the Olympic Video games in Paris.

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“Everybody already is aware of my relationship with Leo [Messi], the friendship I’ve,” Mascherano stated.

“A participant like him has the doorways open to accompany us [at the Olympics], then it’s going to clearly depend upon him and his commitments.”

Messi, who captained his nation to their third World Cup title in 2022, celebrated Argentina qualifying for the Olympic by posting on Instagram {a photograph} of Mascherano’s workforce after Sunday’s win with the phrase: “VAMOS!!!”

Argentina U23 midfielder Thiago Almada stated it could be a dream to have eight-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi within the Olympic squad.

“I hope he has the need, that he might be there,” Atlanta United’s Almada stated.

“We have now to see how he’s at the moment, it could be a dream that he would have the ability to play.”

Messi received gold on the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and Worldwide Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach just lately stated it could be “implausible for the Olympic Video games to have him again there on the Video games.”

Nonetheless, Messi has already expressed his need to compete on the 2024 Copa America which might be staged in america from June 20 – July 14, lower than two weeks earlier than the Video games start in Paris.

With the MLS common season persevering with uninterrupted whereas the Copa America takes place, Messi is predicted to overlook a number of video games with membership facet Inter Miami.

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