CARLOS TEVEZ TO PLAY THE COPA AMERICA NEXT MONTH
Boca Juniors current star forward, Carlos Tevez will play in the initial Copa America squad according to reports from the national team. Argentina will face defending champion Chile, Panama and Bolivia at the Copa America Centenario, starting in the United States on June 3.
After months in the international wilderness, Carlos Tevez has been named in Argentina's preliminary squad for the upcoming Copa America Centenario. Tevez had found himself out of the picture under coach Gerardo Martino, without an appearance since Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Paraguay in October.
The 32-year-old Boca Juniors forward has earned himself selection in Martino's initial 40-man squad, ahead of the premier South American tournament, which gets underway in the United States on June 3.
There were no other real surprises, with Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano named, as well as Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Nicolas Otamendi. Despite being based in China with big-spending Hebei China Fortune, Ezequiel Lavezzi has also been included. Argentina will kick off its campaign against defending champion Chile in Group D on June 6, before facing Panama (June 10) and Bolivia (June 14).
The player who Barcelona forward Luis Suarez mentioned as the person that inspired his move to Liverpool has five goals to his name this season already in the Copa Libertadores in the Argentine League. In the Primera division, he has three goals to his belt this season with the last goal coming in mid March when The Juniors played Union Santa Fe.
Tevez has been in the national team for Argentina moving through the Under 17 squad in 2001 to the Under 23 team before breaking into the national team in 2004. He has played in 76 games for the national side scoring 13 goals.