Protests Could Cause Sabella To Pick Tevez
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has been one of the best forwards in the Italian Serie A the season. He has helped his club lifted a third straight league title. However, despite this, he has not been picked for the Argentine squad by manager Sabella. This has been because of an ongoing problem within the squad. He has not played for the national team since the Copa America in 2011. Tevez was widely expected to be left out of the World Cup squad.
However, a lot of protests in his home country Argentina gave some possibility of Sabella yielding to the pressure.
It has proven to be not the case since Tevez will be one of the high profile players not be present at the World Cup. He has not even been included in the provisional squad, which features 30 players. Former Wigan striker Franco di Santo, who has little top-level experience, has been included. Rather than be disappointed at this exclusion, Tevez has issued a rallying cry to the supporters in Argentina. He says that it is time they stopped protesting for his inclusion and supported the team at the World Cup.
Argentina will be facing the likes of Iran and Bosnia in the group stages of the tournament. Nigeria are the other opponents.
"Through this medium I want to thank all the people for the nice things and the affection I have received. We must understand that I have never been a part of this process. In this national team do not look for problems where there are not. I ask reporters, journalists, players, technical staff and directors that they are all united. Pull on the same side. We have to give joy to the people and this is the most important thing,” said Tevez via his Twitter account.