Tevez named in Argentina squad

The Manchester City striker has been the centre of much debate

surrounding the national side, with it being widely believed the

27-year-old would not appear at the tournament. With the tournament

taking place in Argentina, national coach Sergio Bastista faced a

decision of whether to leave out Tevez after a reported falling-out

with Lionel Messi. Fresh from a stunning performance in the

Champions League final, the Barcelona man denied that there had

been a falling-out with Tevez, with both men now set to occupy the

same squad as Argentina look to take their first Copa America win

since 1993. Messi said: “They’ve had me falling out with (Juan

Roman) Riquelme, Carlitos (Tevez) and Diego Maradona. “I don’t have

any problem with anyone, and Maradona has always spoken well of me

– we’re still in touch.” Copa America squad in full Goalkeepers:

Juan Pablo Carrizo, Sergio Romero and Mariano Andujar. Defenders:

Javier Zanetti, Pablo Zabaleta, Luciano Monzon, Ezequiel Garay,

Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Pareja, Gabriel Milito and Nicolas Burdisso.

Midfielders: Enzo Perez, Javier Mascherano, Lucas Biglia, Javier

Pastore, Fernando Gago, Ever Banega, Esteban Cambiasso, Angel Di

Maria and Diego Valeri. Strikers: Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez,

Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Diego Milito and Sergio Aguero.