Tevez included in Argentina squad for qualifiers

September 1, 2008

Manchester United's Carlos Tevez has been named in the Argentina squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru.

Tevez is one of five England-based players in the squad while Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme and Lionel Messi of Barcelona are both included after helping the Olympic side take gold in Beijing last month.

Liverpool's Javier Mascherano, Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez and Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta have all been called up.

'I hope I can do the job everybody is expecting as I am enjoying good form at Manchester United,' said Tevez.

Argentina lie second in the World Cup South American Qualifying Zone on 11 points, two below leaders Paraguay, who they play on September 6 in Buenos Aires. Four days later, Argentina travel to Peru, who are without a win at the bottom of the standings.

Squad: Roberto Abbondanzieri (Getafe), Juan Pablo Carrizo (Lazio), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar); Javier Zanetti (Internazionale), Daniel Diaz (Getafe), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Gonzalo Rodriguez (Villarreal), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Gabriel Heinze (Real Madrid); Juan Roman Riquelme, Sebastian Battaglia (both Boca Juniors), Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid), Esteban Cambiasso (Internazionale), Angel Di Maria (Benfica), Andres D'Alessandro (Internacional); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Carlos Tevez (Manchester United), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), German Denis (Napoli), Lisandro Lopez, (Porto).