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Tevez to pay fine and avoid Community Service Order

Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has had his Community Service Order rescinded at Macclesfield Magistrates Court and will now pay a fine instead. There had been concerns whether the 29-year-old striker would be able to complete the 250 hours of unpaid work given to him as punishment for driving offences following his move to Juventus last month.

"This is only a technical breach," District Judge Bridget Knight said.

"It is not, I repeat not, a case of a footballer thumbing his nose at a court order."

Tevez, who is now free to continue his career with Juve, said: "I would like to thank the court for its understanding. I appreciate their help and assistance in this case.

"I would also like to thank my legal team, especially Gwyn Lewis at Burton Copeland and all my advisors who have helped me throughout this case.

"All I want to do is continue my career in Italy with Juventus and I am looking forward to a new chapter."

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