The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner is excited to play for the Albiceleste at the next Summer Games in Paris, D Sports reports, following the Copa America title defence in the US. After winning Argentina’s third world title in Qatar in December 2022, Messi is primed to accomplish a historic double with his country’s squad. All hinges on Argentina’s ability to advance to the competition following their successful negotiation of the qualifications, which get underway this Saturday.
During the March international break, Argentina will travel to China, and the team management has made the decision to include a few U-23 and U-20 players in the group. This will allow the younger players to get to know Messi and Di Maria and develop a bond before the Olympics. In addition, both of the veterans are anticipated to play in two friendly that the U-23 squad will play in order to prepare for the Olympic Games.
Suarez made his debut at the Estadio Cuscatlan alongside Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba following the completion of his winter transfer from Gremio to Miami. The nation now ranked 70th in the official FIFA standings was pitted against Major League Soccer side Miami in an unusual preseason friendly.