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Olympic Games: Javier Mascherano made official the list with three world champions

Olympic Games: Javier Mascherano made official the list with three world champions
Olympic Games: Javier Mascherano made official the list with three world champions

The coach of the Argentina U23 team gave the list of 18 soccer players, with Gerónimo Rulli, Nicolás Otamendi and Julián Álvarez as the oldest.

After the possibility of having Emiliano “Draw” Martinez as one of the three players of soccer older in the Under 23, Javier Mascherano He appealed to another of the goalkeepers who make up the delegation that is in the Copa América: Geronimo Rulli will be one of the world champions along with Nicolas Otamendi and Julian Alvarez at the 2024 Paris Olympics, when the Argentine National Team debut on July 24 against Moroccoin Saint Etienne.

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Gerónimo Rulli is sitting on the bench of the Argentine National Team alongside Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul, at the Copa América being played in the United States. The goalkeeper will be one of the elders in Paris 2024.

Gerónimo Rulli is sitting on the bench of the Argentine National Team alongside Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul, at the Copa América being played in the United States. The goalkeeper will be one of the elders in Paris 2024.

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With the endorsement of the Ajaxwhere he only played seven Eredivisie matches last season, Geronimo Rulli32 years old, will contest the second Olympic Games in his career – he had been one of the three oldest in Rio de Janeiro 2016, when the U23s were eliminated in the group stage after drawing with Honduras, beating Algeria and losing to Portugal and the goalkeeper played all three games.

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While scoring goals for the Argentine National Team in the Copa América, Julián Álvarez received another piece of encouraging news: he will compete in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

While scoring goals for the Argentine National Team in the Copa América, Julián Álvarez received another piece of encouraging news: he will compete in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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In addition to Rulli, the other two senior players and champions in Qatar 2022 who will go to France are Nicolas Otamendi (36 years old) and Julian Alvarez (24). The integration of the roster required several efforts by the AFA leaders because the clubs are not required by regulation to release those called up. In fact, Aston Villa denied to “Draw” Martinez, Chelsea to Enzo Fernandez, Porto to Alan Varela and Brighton to Valentin Boat.

News in the Argentine National Team

Regarding the team that qualified for the Pre-Olympic tournament in Venezuela, the news, apart from the three world champions, are the additions of Kevin Zenon (Mouth), Julio Soler (Lanus) Santiago Hezzechampion with Olympiacos of the Conference League; Lucas Beltran (Fiorentina), and Giuliano Simeonewho played 14 games and scored one goal last season at Alavés, after recovering from a broken ankle that sidelined him in the second half of 2023. The son of “Cholo” Simeone scored both goals in the 2-0 against Paraguay, the U23’s last friendly, played less than a month ago.

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River gave in to Claudio Echeverri and Boca, in addition to Zenón, to Ezequiel “Equi” Fernandez and Christian Medina. Javier Mascherano would designate Nicolas Otamendi as the captain of the Albiceleste. The delegation, headed by the leader Javier Mendez Cartierpresident of Excursionistas, will travel to France on Wednesday 10th, where he will do a 10-day preparation at the Chateau du Bois Guy Football Centre, 45 minutes from Rennes.

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Football will give Nicolás Otamendi his last Olympic Games, and he will surely be the captain of the Under 23 team.

Football will give Nicolás Otamendi his last Olympic Games, and he will surely be the captain of the Under 23 team.

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After the debut against Morocco, Argentina will face Iraq (July 27) and Ukraine (July 30) in Lyon. The top two from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.

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