The decision to exclude Carlos Tevez from Argentina's World Cup squad wasn't a surprise but has met with consternation from many Argentine football fans and journalists.
Coach Alejandro Sabella has never seen eye to eye with Tevez and has repeatedly overlooked him for his national squads.
Tevez wasn't in Sabella's provisional 30-man squad for Brazil as he chose Werder Bremen's Franco Di Santo and Inter man Rodrigo Palacio instead.
While Argentina have phenomenal firepower at their disposal, calling on Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and Ezequiel Lavezzi, Tevez could still be missed.
The ex-Manchester City man has been on lethal form for Juventus with 19 goals in an impressive campaign and there have been protest marches in Argentina at his exclusion.
But Tevez has reacted calmly to having to sit out the World Cup and there seem to be no hard feelings.
"We know that I've never been part of this national team and there's no need to create problems where there aren't any.
"I ask all journalists, players, directors and coaches to be united and pull in the same direction to give the fans something very important to celebrate."
Tevez had already indicated in a recent interview that he intended to spend his summer on the golf course in the event that Sabella looked past him.
The Apache hasn't played for Argentina under Sabella and hasn't worn the national shirt since 2011.