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Ex-Argentina World Cup star charged with manslaughter

Former Argentina star, Pablo Cavallero, has been charged with manslaughter following a fatal car crash.

Local man Juan Rivero, 57, was hit by a vehicle on Route 2 near Etcheverry in Argentina.

Ambulances rushed to the scene from a nearby toll booth on the motorway, but Rivero died at the scene.

Police confiscated Cavallero’s car – a Volkswagen Tiguan – pending an investigation into the cause of the accident.

But reports in Argentina claim Cavallero, 46, has been charged with manslaughter for his part in the crash.

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The former goalkeeper is now sporting director at Argentine top-flight side Velez Sarsfield.

The report claims Cavallero had been travelling home from Velez’s 2-0 win away to Argentinos Juniors.

Cavallero helped Argentina win the silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

He would turn out 26 times for his country and was part of their 1998 and 2002 squads.

Cavallero was No1 for the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan, in which they lost to England 1-0 in the group stage thanks to a David Beckham penalty.
Argentina crashed out in the group stage that year.

Cavallero started his playing career at Velez Sarsfield in 1995, before moving to Spanish side Espanyol in 1999.

He stayed in Spain for nearly a decade, also turning out for Celta Vigo and Levante.

Among his career highlights, Cavallero helped Celta Vigo reach the Champions League last-16 in the 2003-04 season, where they lost to Arsenal.

The goalkeeper also won the Intertoto Cup with Celta in 2000 and the Copa del Rey with Espanyol in 1999-2000.

Cavallero moved back to South American in 2008, when he joined Uruguayan side Penarol, where he retired after a single season, aged 35.

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