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Carlos Tevez can forget World Cup opportunity

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Since the arrival of Alejandro Sabella in July 2011, Carlos Tevez hasn't been capped under their new manager. Sabella often reaches out for Mauro Icardi and Rodrigo Palacio, leaving the Serie A player behind.

Argentina are considered to be one of the World Cup favourites, mostly for having players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain. Also, they have finished the World Cup qualification campaign at the top of the table, in front of Colombia and Chile. 

La Albiceleste, led by Messi, undoubtably have excellent footballers who could dictate the game tempo, providing them a great amount of points needed for the knockout phase. They'll do their best through attacking football, but will the absence of one player make a difference?

Tevez made a debut in July 2004, trashing Ecuador 6-1 in a Copa America game. He took part in almost every match under head coaches Diego Maradona and Sergio Batista. A total of 64 caps and 13 goals until the appointment of the new manager were provided by the Argentinian.

Returning to his Premier League period, Sir Alex Ferguson signed him in 2007, after only one season at West Ham. A proposed two-year loan deal was approved in August the same year, but his Old Trafford path ended up in the summer of 2009, as he wasn't satisfied by United's move not to offer him a permanent contract.

Soon afterwards he joined their rivals Manchester City, because of spite. He had a successful time at the Etihad, winning the title in 2012 with just one point in front of United. After the triumph in the league, he was seen with a sign "R.I.P. Fergie" during the City's title celebration. The club apologised the next day.

Juventus have signed him in June 2013, as City bought Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic. The striker scored a total of 18 goals in 30 Serie A matches this season. He was a hat-trick hero in a 4-0 win against Sassuolo. Should he represent the team on the World Cup? Sabella has to think over about calling him up - it would be a big loss for the national side if he doesn't.


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