Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lionel Messi Cleared By Argentina For Beijing Olympics

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Lionel Messi: ToomanyballsPresident of AFA Julio Grondona affirmed that Lionel Messi will compete in the Olympic Games in Beijing, despite the Barcelona wanted him to play for them in the UEFA Champions League Qualifiers.

AFA President said that "if the technical Sergio Batista calls him, he will be (in the competitions), because the norms of the Federation of International Soccer Associations (FIFA)" oblige to concede the soccer player under 23 years.

"Without Messi there isn't team for Argentina," Grondona said and he warned that if Barcelona club does not want to concede Messi "it will open an antecedent that will provoke protests from other clubs."

In declarations to the Spanish daily Sport, Grondona said that "it's logical that Messi plays for Argentina, because Barcelona club has him the whole year" and "are few competitions Messi can play with his national team."

Messi will be 21 years old on June 24 and he has expressed his will to attend the Olympic Games of Beijing.

Thanks AFA, for making Messi's dream come true.

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