Lionel Messi has been included in Argentina’s list of players for the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Beijing.

After Sergio Batista -coach of the country’s Under-23 team- made his official squad public, it seems sure that Leo will represent his country in Beijing and miss out on Barça’s Champions League qualification games, which will coincide with the Olympics.

The following is the complete list: Ustari (Getafe), Sergio Romero (AZ), Burdisso (Inter), Fazio (Sevilla), Garay (Racing Santander), Zabaleta (Espanyol), Monzón (Boca), Mascherano (Liverpool), Gago (Real Madrid), Banega (Valencia), Sosa (Bayern Munich), Riquelme (Boca), Buonanotte (River Plate), Messi (Barcelona), Agüero (Atlético Madrid), Di María (Benfica), Lavezzi (Naples) and Lautaro Acosta (Sevilla).