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Carlos Tévez

2010-05-17 11:10
Age: 26
Position: Forward
Club: Manchester City

Carlos Tévez is one of the most dangerous Argentinians who will be on show in 2010. The two times South American player of the year, has been described as the new Maradona and the man to make Argentina a successful nation once again. In combination with Messi, Tévez is capable of punching holes in the best defences.
He has made 50 appearances for the Argentina national team, scoring 8 goals. He was described by Diego Maradona as the "Argentine prophet for the 21st century" - a name he has sometimes struggled to live up to.

At the 2004 Olympic Games, he won the gold medal and scored eight goals (including the winner in the final) in six matches to be the top scorer of the competition. He was the world's second-highest goalscorer of 2004 in overall international competition with sixteen goals, one fewer than Iran forward Ali Daei.

Tévez was called up for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals, and scored his only goal of the tournament in Argentina's 6–0 group stage thrashing of Serbia and Montenegro on 16 June.

However, he was sent off twice in a three-game stretch during 2010 World Cup qualifying, once against Colombia on 21 November 2007 after he kicked fullback Rubén Darío Bustos in the 24th minute, and then on 9 September 2008 after a late tackle on defender Darío Verón that earned him a red card in the 31st minute of a 1–1 draw with Paraguay after he had been booked earlier.

Tévez later apologised for the incident.

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