Is Lionel Messi playing in the 2024 Olympics?

Lionel Messi is an important player for Argentina on the international stage. The 36-year-old was the country’s top performer in the FIFA World Cup 2022 win. Also, the great player has performed well for the country in the World Cup 2026 qualifying matches.

Recently, Argentina’s U-23 team defeated Brazil in an Olympic qualifier match. Midfielder Thiago Almada emerged as the most consistent performer for the country throughout the qualifying campaign. The 22-year-old had a special message for Lionel Messi during the post-match interview.

Thiago Almada reportedly asserted – “We would be very happy if Messi plays with us at the Olympics, it’s up to him”. Almada’s offer for Messi to join the national team at the next Olympics revives hopes among soccer fans of seeing Leo at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Lionel Messi was invited by the official organizers to play in the Olympics

According to reports, Messi has been tipped to take center stage at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The official organizers of the tournament themselves want Argentina to be there. A few days ago it was reported that Leo also wants to participate in the upcoming event. All this points to a possible participation of the number 10 in the mega event.

Thomas Bach, who is the president of the International Olympic Committee, said – “If he (Messi) was here it would be amazing”. “I don’t want to interfere in the coach’s decisions, but this will be a great opportunity for Messi. If he plays Argentina, he will have a better chance of winning the gold medal. It will be fantastic for football and the Olympic Games.”Thomas reported.

Leo previously competed in the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. His team Argentina won the gold medal there. If the legendary number 10 takes part in the 2024 Olympics, it will give him another chance to win gold for his country.

Argentina sealed its spot at the 2024 Olympics

With their impressive win over Brazil, Argentina’s Under-23 team cemented their place at the Paris 2024 Olympics, which begin in July 2024. Argentina defeated Brazil by a narrow scoreline of 1–0. The match was fiercely contested and often close.

From a neutral point of view, it would be difficult to predict or pick a winner as things were very level for most parts of the match. However, in the closing stages of the game, Argentinian forward Luciano Gondu scored a decisive goal for his country to put his team ahead.

Gondoo’s goal proved enough for the Argentinian team to pull out the remaining minutes without wasting a minute. Brazil tried their best but could not break the deadlock through the Argentine defenders. The winning team will hope to build on this momentum when the Olympics begin a few months later.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *