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Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, then released

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, Juventus forward Carlos Tevez, of Argentina, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Parma at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy. The lawyer for Carlos Tevez said the father of the Argentina and Juventus star was kidnapped on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, but was released eight hours later and appeared to be physically unharmed. Lawyer Gustavo Galasso said the forward's father was "is in good shape" as he announced the news about Segundo Tevez to reporters in Argentina. 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. Galasso did not confirm this. In Italy, 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 but offered

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The father of the Argentina and Juventus star Carlos Tevez was kidnapped but released eight hours later. Lawyer Gustavo Galasso said Tuesday that Segundo Tevez was in ''good shape.''

Police did not immediately provide information, but Argentine TV station C5N said Tevez was set free after a payment of $400,000. Galasso did not confirm this.

Local reports said Segundo Tevez was kidnapped by unknown assailants around sunrise but offered few details.

Juventus said it gave Tevez permission to travel for ''family reasons,'' but reports in Italy said he was not returning to Argentina.

Tevez played for Argentina in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. He was not picked this time despite being one of the Italian league's top players. Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in this month's World Cup final.

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