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Manchester City trio make Argentina World Cup squad but Tevez misses out


A trio of Manchester City talents have made the provisional 30-man Argentinian World Cup squad, but former Manchester City and United man Carlos Tevez has seemingly missed out.

Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta have unsurprisingly made the cut, given their innate quality. Martin Demichelis is also part of Argentina’s setup this summer, with his staggering improvement in the Premier League boding well for Argentina’s defensive setup ahead of the tournament in Brazil.

Carlos Tevez’s exclusion comes as a slight shock, especially given the inclusion of former Wigan man Franco Di Santo ahead of him. Tevez has, however, struggled with injuries in the latter half of this season at Juventus, and questions must remain over his fitness.

Unsurprisingly, the likes of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Ezequiel Lavezzi have also made the squad.

The squad in full is as follows:


  • Sergio Romero,
  • Mariano Andújar,
  • Agustín Orion.


  • Ezequiel Garay,
  • Federico Fernández,
  • Pablo Zabaleta,
  • Marcos Rojo,
  • José María Basanta,
  • Hugo Campagaro,
  • Nicolás Otamendi,
  • Martín Demichelis,
  • Gabriel Mercado,
  • Lisandro López.


  • Fernando Gago,
  • Lucas Biglia,
  • Javier Mascherano,
  • Ever Banega,
  • Angel Di María,
  • Maximiliano Rodríguez,
  • Ricardo Alvarez,
  • Augusto Fernández,
  • Enzo Pérez,
  • José Sosa,
  • Fabián Rinaudo.


  • Sergio Agüero,
  • Lionel Messi,
  • Gonzalo Higuaín,
  • Ezequiel Lavezzi,
  • Rodrigo Palacio,
  • Franco Di Santo.