Buenos Aires: Striker Carlos Tevez was left out of Argentina's preliminary 30-man squad for the World Cup on Tuesday. Despite having just led Juventus to the Italian league title as the team's top scorer, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella ignored pleas from Tevez' passionate fan base in Argentina. (Click here for latest on Football)
Sabella has never called up the hard-working striker since taking charge of the national team in 2011. Instead he's put his faith in Ezequiel Lavezzi and Rodrigo Palacio as substitutes for star attackers Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero.
All were included in Sabella's initial 30-player squad, which will be reduced to a final 23 by a FIFA deadline of June 2.