Tevez Gives Evidence to Manchester City Inquiry, Sun Says: Soccer Roundup

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Tevez Inquiry

Carlos Tevez will give evidence today as part of Manchester City’s internal investigation into why he didn’t come on as a substitute at Bayern Munich last week, the Sun reported.

While Tevez will claim it was a misunderstanding, former City chairman Francis Lee said the striker should be fired for his “unforgivable” behavior, according to the Sun.

Ferdinand Out

Rio Ferdinand was left out of England’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro, with Phil Jagielka picked as the fourth center-back, the Independent reported.

Ferdinand, the former national-team captain, is short on form and fitness, according to the Independent.

Sagna Sidelined

Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna will be out of action for three months after breaking his leg in a 2-1 loss against Tottenham yesterday, the Daily Mail reported.

Carl Jenkinson, an offseason signing from Charlton who came on as a substitute against Spurs, could get an extended run in the first team in Sagna’s absence, according to the Mail.

Taarabt Leaves

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt faces a “heavy fine” after walking out during a 6-0 loss at Fulham at the weekend, the Daily Mail reported.

The Moroccan was substituted at half-time and seen by QPR fans outside before the game ended, the Mail said, adding he sprinted off when the atmosphere became hostile.

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