Tevez out of Argentina’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers
Carlos Tevez is a player who places a huge importance in performing for his country and his national teammates.
This is clear to see just by taking a look at his playing career as the 32 year old attacker had the chance to continue performing in a top European club but instead he decided to make a return to his childhood club Boca Juniors.
Even at his fairly elevated age, Tevez was receiving offers from a number of European clubs that were interested in signing the Argentinean attacker but he instead opted to join Boca Juniors which was the club that he originally joined back when he was only 16 years old.
Tevez does not have such a huge following in comparison to the likes of Lionel Messi but Tevez is a very renowned figure in Argentina. At the age of 32, Tevez is one of the oldest players of Boca Juniors but it doesn’t really make any difference for the veteran attacker as he is a regular starter who has managed to score 2 goals and provide his teammates with 2 assists as well.
Argentina is currently located at the 6th spot of the World Cup qualification of South America after only being able to secure 7 points from their opening 4 matches. The Argentine team lost against Ecuador and had to settle with draws against Paraguay and Brazil. This certainly wasn’t the best way for them to kick-off their qualification campaign but they did manage to collect a victory against Colombia in their latest match.
The next qualification game of Argentina will be played on March 24 as they lock horns with Chile and Gerardo Martino has already announced the team that he is going to utilize for this upcoming match. Following Carlos Tevez's omission, he has been rumoured to be heading to the UK to watch his friend's horse race in the StanJames Grand National, rather than stay in Argentina and support the national side.
A few of the renowned players in the team of Gerardo Martino includes: Angel DI Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Eric Lamela, Javier Pastore and Javier Mascherano but unfortunately for Tevez, he wasn’t included in the squad which is a huge blow for the player who would have loved to help out Argentina to secure a spot in the 2018 World Cup.