“Cuti” Romero, another “great” who wants to be in the Olympic Games

“Cuti” Romero, another “great” who wants to be in the Olympic Games

The defender of the Argentine National Team Cristian “Cuti” Romero applied to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and assured that he is “available” if coach Javier Mascherano decides to call him up as one of the seniors of the Sub 23.

“I never had the chance to be in the Olympic Games. In everything that is for the National Team, obviously I would love to be there.”expressed the central marker in statements to TyC Sports.

Along these lines, the Tottenham footballer from England added: “It doesn’t depend on me, it’s more on the clubs in this case. But if Masche wants to take me, I’m available”.

This way, Rosemary The goalkeeper was added to the list that already included Emiliano “Dibu” Martínezthe defender Nicolas Otamendi and the forward Angel Di Mariathe first to express the desire to be in Paris.

Besides, Mascherano He stated that he will try to convince the star Lionel Messi to be part of the squad in the competition, although it will not be easy because the Olympic Games will be after America Cup.

“We’ll see, Leo’s case is very similar to that of the rest of the players abroad. It’s just talking and we’ll see. We know that there is also the Copa América, we will have to see how it ends. There is a logical difficulty which is that the footballers who play it are going to spend a lot of time away from their clubs and that is never easy, but hope is always there,” said the “Little Boss”.

Argentina’s rivals in the Olympic Games

Javier Mascherano’s Argentine Under 23 team will play against Morocco, the third best in Asia, and Ukraine at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, according to the ruling of the men’s soccer draw held in Saint-Denis, France.

The national team, two-time Olympic gold champions (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008), will head Group B.

His debut will be against Morocco on June 24in Saint-Étienne, and then will face the third best Asian on the 27thwhile will close its participation in the group stage with Ukraine on the 30th of the same period in Lyon.

The good news for the Argentine delegation is that they will not have to travel as much, since both cities are separated by just 50 kilometers, and they will be able to concentrate in the same place.

As for the unknown rival that the Albiceleste will have, they will have to wait until the match is played. Asian Cup which will be held in Qatar, from April 15 to May 3. There, direct tickets will be distributed to the first three, while the fourth will play a playoff against Guinea.

The ceremony that defined the fixture of the participating countries of the Olympic event that will take place from July 24 to August 10 in Paris began with a message from the president of the FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

After remembering the feats of the past and supporting the competition that will be held in the men’s and women’s versions in the capital of France, the bolilleros began to set the format of a competition that will have the local team as the main contenders for the gold medal, Argentina, Spain and the powers of the African continent.

The event also allowed the presentation of the official venues, where the matches will be played: Stade de Bordeaux (with capacity for 42,000 people), Stade de Lyon (59,186), Stade de Marseille (67,694), Stade de la Beaujoire (37,473), Stade de Nice (36,178) and Parc des Princes (48,000).

In addition, the draw included the presence of former Argentine scorer Javier Saviola as one of those responsible for removing the balls from the drums.

The competition will have 16 U-23 teams (with the possibility of incorporating three seniors), and those who take the first two places will advance to the quarterfinals.

The following are the men’s soccer groups:

  • Group A: France, United States, the winner of the Asia-Africa playoff and New Zealand.
  • Group B: Argentina, Morocco, Third best in Asia and Ukraine.
  • Group C: Second best in Asia, Spain, Egypt and the Dominican Republic.
  • Group D: Best from Asia, Paraguay, Mali and Israel.

Source: Ambito

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