Messi and Di Maria’s Olympic Pursuit in Paris

Photo of Messi and Di Maria in the Olympics game of 2008.

Allegedly, Lionel Messi is poised for a Paris comeback, articulating his wish as the Inter Miami standout to represent Argentina alongside Angel Di Maria at the 2024 Olympic Games.

Messi and Di Maria decide to represent Argentina in the Olympics. Following their defense of the Copa America title in the USA, they intend to travel to Paris.

Before the Summer Games commence, they plan to undergo training with the U-23 squad. What unfolds in the next chapter?

Reportedly by D Sports, the eight-time Ballon d’Or recipient is eager to represent the Albiceleste in the upcoming Summer Games in Paris, post their defense of the Copa America title in the United States.

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Messi aims for a historic double with the national team, having clinched Argentina’s third global crown in Qatar in December 2022.

However, the realization of this ambition depends on Argentina successfully qualifying for the event, with qualifiers set to begin on Saturday.

In the upcoming March international break, Argentina intends to visit China, and the team management has chosen to include several U-23 and U-20 players in the squad.

This move is designed to allow young talents to connect with Messi and Di Maria, promoting team chemistry for the Olympics.

Furthermore, the U-23 team has arranged two friendlies to enhance their preparation for the Olympic Games, with both veteran players anticipated to be involved Messi and Di Maria were pivotal in Argentina’s 2008 Olympic Gold-winning squad in Beijing.

Di Maria’s decisive goal in the final against Nigeria brought glory to the South American nation.

The team, captained by Juan Riquelme, boasted stars such as Javier Mascherano (currently the U-23 coach), Ever Banega, Sergio Aguero, and Pablo Zabaleta.

Should Messi guide his team to another gold in Paris, he would achieve a unique feat as the sole player in history with two Olympic golds and a World Cup.

As the MLS gears up for the Olympics, Messi is expected to skip just one Inter Miami match against Chicago Fire on July 20.

Concurrently, Di Maria is likely to head back to Argentina, rejoining his childhood club, Rosario Central, after his contract with Benfica concludes at the end of the ongoing campaign.

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