2014 World Cup: Di Santo chosen over in form Carlos Tevez

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has not made the cut for Argentina’s World Cup squad, but former Blackburn and Wigan striker Franco Di Santo is going to Brazil.

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella named his provisional list of 30 players for the tournament in Brazil, which will be cut to 23, and their was no room for the former Manchester City, Mancester United and West Ham striker, who scored 19 Serie A goals as Juventus won the Scudetto.

However Di Santo, who has scored only four goals for Werder Bremen this season, is included. He has never hit double figures in a season, and was released by Wigan last summer following their relegation.

Tevez has never played for Sabella, who became Argentina boss in 2011. The striker has gone on record saying he would have no problem sitting on the bench behind preferred front-men Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain, but it appears the coach does not view Tevez as a team player.

Tevez famously caused a stir at Manchester City by going on strike mid-season, playing golf instead of football after falling out with then-boss Roberto Mancini.