Tevez out of Paraguay qualifier

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina striker Carlos Tevez will miss Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Paraguay in Asuncion due to a knee injury, the Argentine Football Association said.

The Manchester City player suffered a twisted right knee during Argentina's 3-1 home defeat by Brazil in Rosario on Saturday, the AFA said on its website.

Argentina need a win to avoid possibly slipping out of the top four places in the South America group which offer automatic berths at the 2010 finals in South Africa. The fifth-placed side will go into a two-leg playoff with a CONCACAF team.