Argentina’s FA President Julio Grondona said Carlos Tevez was left out because of “a group issue.”
The striker scored 19 Serie A goals for Juventus this season and supporters held marches in Buenos Aires to call for his international recall.
However, there was no room for Tevez in the provisional World Cup squad.
“It’s a group issue, one to do with the players,” explained Afa President Grondona.
“There are many players battling for one position in the team. In these situations, it is not positive that they are all there, as at the end you don’t know who is going to play.
“That is when the problems start, as already happened on previous occasions.”