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 kidnappers after being held for eight hours, Gustavo Galazzo, a legal adviser for family, told reporters in Buenos Aires today. Segundo Tevez was abducted at 5 a.m. in Moron, a suburb west capital Buenos Aires, Galazzo said. kidnappers called twice asking family for money, newspaper Clarin , citing police officials it didn’t identify. Tevez, a 30-year- striker known as the Apache for the poor neighborhood where he grew , left the Juventus in Italy to fly to Buenos Aires earlier today, La Gazzetta dello Sport , 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, prosecutor in charge the , 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 Argentine Club Atletico Boca Juniors, ’s Corinthians, Plc (MANU) the Premier League in England and Juventus last season. (Bloomberg)