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Paris Olympics 2024: Argentina name 18-men squad; Julian Alvarez to play in Olympics

Argentina Football Association named an 18-man squad for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. Javier Mascherano will be their coach while Otamendi and Alvarez will be their two senior players.

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Argentina Football Association named an 18-man squad for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. Former Argentine great Javier Mascherano will be the coach for the team. Lionel Messi had already stated that playing in the Olympics would be "too much" for him, and he was unavailable for selection. 

Paris Olympics 2024: Argentina name 18-men squad; Julian Alvarez to play in Olympics - sportzpoint.com

Olympic teams can have only three senior players in the squad who are above the age of 23. Since Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria had already made themselves unavailable, Julian Alvarez, the FIFA World Cup 2022 winner was called by Mascherano. Along with him, Nicolas Otamendi will be another senior player in the squad.

The 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medal winners are in Group B alongside Morocco, Ukraine and Iraq.

Full Squad: 

Goalkeepers: Leandro Brey (Boca Juniors), Geronimo Rulli (Ajax)

Defenders: Marco di Cesare (Racing Club), Juilo Soler (Lanus), Joaquin Garcia ( Velez Sarsfield), Gonzalo Lujan (San Lorenzo), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Bruno Amione (Santos Laguna)

Midfielders: Ezequiel Fernandez (Boca Juniors), Santiago Hezze (Olympiacos), Cristian Median (Boca Juniors), Kevin Zenon (Boca Juniors)

Forwards: Giuliano Simeone (Atletico Madrid), Luciano Gondou ( Argentinos Juniors), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United FC), Claudio Echeverri (River Plate), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City), Lucas Beltran (Florentina)

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