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Argentina fans to march for Tevez

Argentine football fans are set to go on a protest march to demand the Juventus striker's inclusion in the national team.

Carlos Tevez has been lethal this season in Serie A but that hasn't been enough to win a place in Argentina's national team.

The Apache is currently joint top of the Serie A scoring chart along with Torino's Ciro Immobile on 18 goals and has helped inspire Juventus' dominant form.

But Tevez hasn't represented his country since 2011 and is firmly out of favour with coach Alejandro Sabella, who has never picked him.

There have been rumours that Barcelona star Lionel Messi has demanded that Tevez isn't selected, but Messi has denied such talk.

It is also reported that Tevez has fallen out with Argentine Football Association president Julio Grondona.

Argentina's football fans are up in arms at Tevez's exclusion with the World Cup on the horizon and are planning a protest organised through social networks and banners at games.

On Friday April 11 at 5pm fans will meet at the Obelisk of Buenos Aires in Plaza de la Republíca and march on the Argentine Football Association's headquarters.

Around 1,500 people have reportedly said they will attend the march but many more are expected to join in en route. It remains to be seen whether the fan power will have any influence on team selection.

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