Tevez excluded from Argentina World Cup squad

June 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Argentina, Argentina News, News

Argentina's Carlos  Tevez  celebrates after scoring his second goal during a 2010 World Cup second round soccer match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg June 27, 2010. REUTERS
Argentina's Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring his second goal during a 2010 World Cup second round soccer match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg June 27, 2010. REUTERS

Striker Carlos Tevez was left out of Argentina’s preliminary 30-man squad for the World Cup on Tuesday.

Despite having just led Juventus to the Italian league title as the team’s top scorer, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has ignored pleas from Tevez’ passionate fan base in Argentina.

Sabella has never called up the hard-working striker since taking charge of the national team in 2011. Instead he’s put his faith in Ezequiel Lavezzi and Rodrigo Palacio as substitutes for star attackers Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero.

All were included in Sabella’s initial 30-player squad, which will be reduced to a final 23 by a FIFA deadline of June 2.

Sabella also excluded veteran midfielder Esteban Cambiasso but included Martín Demichelis, who hasn’t played for the national team for two years.

Source: Sapa-AP


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