The exclusion of Carlos Tevez has been a talking point ever since the start of Alejandro Sabella's reign as Argentina coach. The man dubbed the "People's Player" has a large support in his native country, and the boss has consistently resisted pressure to put the Juventus man in his squads despite some excellent performances in Italy.
But is Sabella right to ignore one of the world's finest strikers? What seems at first glance to be a personal decision is actually based in solid fact for the man entrusted with winning Argentina's first World Cup in 28 years.
As Carlitos appears almost certain to miss out on the party in Brazil, here are five reasons why the Albiceleste are right to overlook the man who represented them in 2006 and 2010.