Premier League - Tevez out of Brazil match

Mon, 15 Nov 05:00:00 2010

Carlos Tevez has withdrawn from the Argentina squad for Wednesday's friendly against arch-rivals Brazil in Qatar.

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Tevez aggravated a thigh injury he has been carrying for several weeks whilst playing for Manchester City on Saturday.

City captain Tevez was substituted in Saturday's goalless draw against Birmingham City.

Coach David Platt said: "Carlos has been carrying an injury for a substantial period of time. The last 10 to 15 minutes of any game - and when you expend so much energy in midweek like he did - become very dangerous.

"The one thing we didn't want to happen was that Carlos finishes up pulling a muscle and is out for three or four weeks, because he's very important to us."

Sergio Aguero is also out after he suffered a thigh injury playing for Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Follow live text commentary on the match at 5pm on Wednesday


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