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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, July 30, 2014
BUENOS AIRES---The lawyer for Carlos
Tevez said the father of the Argentina and
Juventus star was kidnapped yesterday,
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. He asked television
stations not to transmit live from the home
of the player s family outside the Argentine
Police did not immediately provide infor-
mation about the incident. But Argentine
TV station C5N said Tevez was set free after
a payment of US$400,000. Galasso did not
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 kid-
napped by unknown assailants around sun-
rise but offered few other details.
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.
Germany defeated Argentina 1--0 in the
World Cup final earlier this month. (AP)
reported a record income of 530
million euros (US$711 million)
over the past year and made a
profit of 41 million euros (US$55
million), the club announced
Javier Faus, Barcelona s vice
president in charge of finance,
presented the annual report for
2013-2014, saying that the club s
net debt had been reduced by 44
million euros to stand at 287 mil-
lion euros as of June 30.
Faus said that since he took up
his post in 2010 the club s debt
had been reduced by 143 million
euros and that Barcelona had risen
from 24th to second position in
the Forbes ranking of the world s
most valuable sports teams.
Real Madrid heads the Forbes
ranking for 2014 with Manchester
United in third place, baseball s
New York Yankees in fourth and
the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL in
Faus said that advertising and
sponsorship revenue was the
biggest contributor to the club s
income, at 169 million euros, with
the media---including television
rights---second at 161 million
Ticket sales at the Camp Nou
added 128 million euros, while
transfer fees brought in 53 million
euros and club memberships
earned a further 19 million.
The largest cost was salaries, at
286 million euros---254 million of
which went to the players.
Faus said he was particularly
pleased with the club s perform-
ance in terms of its earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation and
amortisation (EBITDA)---at 134
million euros. (AP)
GENK---Racing Genk has fired coach
Emilio Ferrera after the opening match
of the Belgian football league.
Ferrera came in to the new season with
a two-year contract extension, but did not
last beyond an opening 3--1 away loss to
After bringing in Ferrera to turn around
a dismal season last year, it had high hopes
of challenging for the title this season.
But the club said that "while everyone
was hoping for a fresh start, the first match
against KV Mechelen was surprisingly
Genk has won the Belgian league three
times in the last 15 years.
Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt says it
has signed Paraguay striker Nelson Valdez
on a two-year contract.
Valdez returns to the Bundesliga, where
he played for Werder Bremen and Borussia
Dortmund. Valdez won the German double
in 2004 with Werder, whose coach at the
time was Thomas Schaaf, now in charge
Valdez scored 36 goals in 193 matches
for Werder and Dortmund.
The 30-year-old forward has had stints
in Spain, Russia, Abu Dhabi and Greece
before returning to the Bundesliga.
Eintracht is reportedly also interested
in signing another former Werder player,
Portugal striker Hugo Almeida. (AP)
Barcelona: Record income of US$711m last season
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez reacts after missing a
chance to score during a Europa League soccer
semifinal at Benfica's Luz Stadium in Lisbon,
Portugal. AP PHOTO
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