Saturday 29 July 2017

Carlos Tevez's dad freed after kidnapping ordeal

Carlos Tevez is now playing for Italian club Juventus
Carlos Tevez is now playing for Italian club Juventus

Pablo Gonzalez

Soccer player Carlos Tevez's adoptive father was freed by kidnappers after being held for eight hours, a legal adviser for the family said yesterday.

Segundo Tevez was abducted in Moron, a suburb west of the capital Buenos Aires, Gustavo Galazzo said.

The kidnappers called twice asking the family for money, newspaper 'Clarin' reported, citing police officials it didn't identify.

Juventus striker Tevez (30), who is known as the Apache for the poor neighbourhood where he grew up, left the team's training camp in Italy to fly home to Buenos Aires yesterday.

"Now we're going to look for those responsible," Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli said.

Federico Delgado, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation, was not immediately available to take calls, a court clerk said when contacted for comment.

Tevez, who played for Argentina's national soccer team in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup tournaments after winning an Olympic gold medal in 2004, was a league winner with Argentinian club Atletico Boca Juniors, Brazil's Corinthians, English Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City, and last season at Juventus.


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