Carlos Tevez’s father freed after 8-hour kidnap

The father of Argentina and Juventus footballer Carlos Tevez was released yesterday, eight hours after being kidnapped in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

Carlos Tevez’s father freed after 8-hour kidnap

Lawyer Gustavo Galasso said the forward’s father, Segundo Tevez, was “in good shape” and appeared to be physically unhurt.

He asked television stations not to transmit live from the home of the player’s family outside the Argentine capital.

Police did not immediately provide information about the incident. But Argentine TV station C5N said Tevez was set free after a payment of $400,000 (€298,250). Galasso did not confirm this.

The victim was reported to have been intercepted early yesterday morning while driving his car in an area in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The car was found abandoned several hours later and Tevez’ sister-in-law reported the man missing.

Juventus said that it gave Tevez permission to travel for “family reasons”, but reports in Italy said he was not going back to Argentina following the release.

Local reports said Tevez’s father was kidnapped by unknown assailants around sunrise.

Tevez played for Argentina in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, but was not picked this time despite being one of the top players in the Italian league.

Segundo Tevez is wed to Tevez’s mother. The footballer was a child when his biological father died.

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