Carlos Tevez

What’s fueling China’s massive investment in soccer

The People’s Republic of China is on a mission to become a global soccer powerhouse, pursuing its goal with the dead-eyed determination only an authoritarian behemoth can muster by Matthew Moir | illustration by Noah MacMillan It’s a soft, humid morning in a southeastern suburb of Beijing, and a stern-faced gym teacher clad in a tracksuit …

The oral history of Carlos Tevez’s homesickness

Shanghai Shenhua should have done some more Googling (Shanghai Shenhua) Carlos Tevez, Argentina’s lovable scamp of a striker, is officially headed off to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, where he will apparently become the highest paid player in the world. This, it must be noted, is a rather strange development for a player who turns …

DTotD: Freight train Carlos Tevez breaks goalkeeper’s jaw

https://www.youtube.com/embed/7O-QLjSOzx8 To score on a goalkeeper is one thing, but to then break his jaw later in the match is just uncalled for. And yet, this is what Carlos Tevez did in Boca Juniors’ 4–1 win over Newell’s Old Boys last weekend. Tevez scored Boca’s second goal in the sixth minute, but later in the …

Carlos Tevez has an impressive Bombonera foosball table

(@SFZINI) We know Carlos Tevez loves Boca Juniors since he left Europe to return to the club where his career began, but it goes even farther than that. Tevez is now the proud owner of a La Bombonera foosball table that is serious business. All this thing is missing is a tiny Maradona jumping around …

DTotD: Carlos Tevez gets launched into space

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sVsHMYTCHrY Carlos Tevez took a heavy challenge from Gustavo Gomez late in Boca Juniors’ Copa Argentina match at Lanus. Tevez scored Boca’s first goal in what would be a 2–0 win and in the 80th minute, Gomez made him pay for it with this tackle from behind, earning himself a red card and giving Tevez …

Here’s the insane shootout between Argentina and Colombia

Argentina and Colombia needed a shootout to decide who would go on the Copa America semifinals — a shootout that, for a time, seemed like an elaborate prank being perpetrated by the players. https://www.youtube.com/embed/8aUA8Nl7wwY It started off well enough with everyone putting on a brilliant display of perfect spot kicks (even Falcao!). But then it got sloppy. …