Father of Argentine Soccer Star Tevez Freed After 8-Hour Kidnapping

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Juventus Club SpA soccer player Carlos Tevez’s adoptive father was freed by after being held for eight hours, Gustavo Galazzo, a legal adviser for the family, told reporters Buenos Aires today. Segundo Tevez was abducted at 5 a.m. in Moron, a suburb west of the capital Buenos Aires, Galazzo said. The kidnappers called twice asking the family for money, newspaper Clarin reported, citing officials it didn’t identify. Tevez, a 30-year-old striker known as the Apache for the poor neighborhood where he grew up, left the Juventus training camp Italy to fly home to Buenos Aires earlier today, La Gazzetta dello Sport reported, citing a person it didn’t identify.

[eap_ad_1] “Now we’re going to look for those responsible,” Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli said. Federico Delgado, the prosecutor 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 champion with Argentine Club Atletico Boca Juniors, Brazil’s Corinthians, Manchester Plc (MANU) of the Premier League England and Juventus last season. (Bloomberg)