Lautaro Martínez, leader of Inter Milan, raised his hand to play in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games – La Opinion

Lautaro Martínez, leader of Inter Milan, raised his hand to play in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games – La Opinion

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Javier Mascherano will have to decide sooner rather than later which players will be called up to form the Argentine national team that will compete in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where the albiceleste squad will seek by all means from the first day of competition to achieve a new gold medal.

According to the regulations of the football competition in the Olympic Gamesa total of 3 players over 23 years of age may be part of the final roster of 18 players who attend Paris 2024. There are a total of 7 world champions in Qatar 2022 who applied and offered to be able to integrate this team in the Olympic event that will take place next Friday, July 26 and will end on Sunday, August 11.

Lautaro Martínez, 26 years old, captain and spearhead of Inter Milan of Italy’s Serie A was the most recent to join the group of players who lifted the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

Who are the other world champions?

The list of players who celebrated the World Cup event in Qatar 2022 are: Nicolás Tagliafico (31-year-old defender of Olympique de Lyon), Rodrigo De Paul (29-year-old centre-half of Atlético de Madrid), Nicolás Otamendi (36-year-old defender of Benfica of Portugal), Emiliano Dibu Martínez (goalkeeper of Aston Villa 31 years old), Alexis Mac Allister (25-year-old Liverpool Premier League midfielder) and Cristian Romero (25-year-old Tottenham Hotspur defender).

Lionel Messi is not part of the list, but previously the same technical director Javier ‘El Jefecito’ Mascherano He let it be known that the invitation to the idol of Rosario and current leader of Inter Miami in Major League Soccer was more than made, just as he did at the time with Ángel ‘El Fideo’ Di María, who gratefully rejected the invitation made. by his former national team teammate.

What is the next step for Mascherano and the Sub 23?

Argentina has just won the first friendly match against Mexico last Friday in Mazatlán 4 goals to 2 and recently they were defeated by a landslide 3 goals to 0.

Argentina in Paris 2024

As far as the Olympic Games are concerned, the draw took place recently and the Albiceleste national team ended up being seeded in Group B. Those led by Javier Mascherano will begin their journey on July 24 at the Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium in Saint-Étienne against Morocco, champion of the last African Cup of Nations Sub 23.

After that, on July 27 at the Stade de Lyon, Argentina will face the third qualified for the AFC Under 23 Asian Cup, a competition that will take place from April 15 to May 3 in Qatar. Finally, the Argentine Under 23 national team will culminate the first phase on July 30, again at the Stade de Lyon. In that scenario, they will face off against the Ukrainian team, a team that finished third in the Under 21 Euro Cup. It is worth noting that the two best from each zone will advance to the quarterfinals.

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