Argentina coach Martino rules out Messi for Olympics

Argentina coach Tata Martino has ruled out Barcelona star Lionel Messi making the Rio Olympics.

Messi could play for Argentina as an overage player.

But Martino says: "We haven't resolved if Messi will go, but I don't think it's feasible.

"There's a lot of U23 players who are doing things very well, like Icardi, Dybala, Vietto and Calleri."

Martino confirmed he would be coach of the national team in the Olympics, because "I think it makes sense because of the type of players involved."

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