The door is open for Leo Messi to compete with Argentina at the Olympics.

Leo Messi is invited to play for the Argentina Olympic team at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Argentina defeated defending champions Brazil 1-0 and advanced to the Paris Olympic Games.

“My relationship with Lionel Messi, my friendship, is no secret,” Mascherano shared.

“A football player like him has open doors to join us [at the Olympics]so obviously it will depend on Leo and his schedule.”

Leo, who led Argentina to thirdthird World Cup Trophy in Qatar in 2022, celebrated his country's qualification for the Olympics by posting on social media a photograph of Mascherano's team after the weekend's triumph with the words: “LET'S GO!!!”

Argentina's under-23 player, Thiago Almada, said that playing with Messi at the next Olympics would be a dream.

“I hope Leo wants to join us in Paris,” said the Atlanta United midfielder.

Leo won the gold medal with Argentina at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.