Slim Chance of Messi Missing the Olympics

FIFA has laid down the gauntlet with respect to the mandatory release of U-23 players from their professional clubs.

Considering that the members of FIFA's Players Status committee are appointed by Sepp Blatter, no one was exactly shocked when a judge from said panel with the prosaic name of Slim Aloulou (apparently his parents were big fans of Una Paloma Blanca) RULED THAT TEAMS "SHALL" RELEASE Olympics-aged players if asked to do so.