Juventus striker Carlos Tevez was on Monday called up by Argentina after a three year international hiatus.

The 30-year-old was named in manager Gerardo Martino’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Croatia and Portugal after being frozen out during Alejandro Sabella’s time as coach between 2011 and 2014.

The last time Tevez played for his country was in the 2011 Copa America quarter-final when Argentina were knocked out after Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera stopped Tevez’s spot-kick.

Tevez has started the new Serie A season brightly with six goals for Juve and a further two in the Champions League.

He has scored 13 goals in 64 matches for Argentina between 2004 and 2011.

He won Premier League titles with Manchester United in 2008 and 2009 as well as the Champions League in 2008 before adding a third English title with Manchester City in 2012

Argentina face Croatia in London on November 12 followed by Portugal in Manchester six days later.


Argentina squad

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria/ITA), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres de Monterrey/MEX), Wilfredo Caballero (Manchester City/ENG)

Defenders: Martin Demichelis and Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City/ENG), Ezequiel Garay (Zenit St. Petersburg/RUS), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United/ENG), Federico Fernandez (Swansea/ENG), Nicolas Otamendi (Valencia/ESP), Facundo Roncaglia (Genoa/ITA), Federico Fazio (Tottenham/ENG), Cristian Ansaldi (Atletico Madrid,/ESP)

Midfielders: Lucas Biglia (Lazio/ITA), Angel Di Maria (Manchester United/ENG), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona/ESP), Nicolas Gaitan and Enzo Perez (Benfica/POR), Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Ever Banega (Sevilla/ESP), Roberto Pereyra (Juventus/ITA), Erik Lamela (Tottenham/ENG)

Strikers: Carlos Tevez (Juventus/ITA), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City/ENG), Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli/ITA), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ESP) 

Agence France-Presse

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