Blues Player of the Year Tevez was on the mark for Argentina as Diego Maradona's team prepared for their World Cup bid by easing past Canada 5-0 in Buenos Aires.
Maradona is spoiled for goalscorers - one of the reasons Argentina will start among the favourites in South Africa - and Liverpool's Maxi Rodriguez weighed in with a couple.
Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria also scored to show why the coach could afford to discount Inter ace Diego Milito, but Carlos posted a reminder of why he's indispensable.
Greg Cunningham is in line for his Republic of Ireland debut tonight against Roque Santa Cruz's Paraguay, with the Irish also scheduled to tackle Algeria on Friday night.
Nigel de Jong and his Holland side will step up their World Cup preparations tomorrow with a match against Mexico in the Dreimstadion at Freiburg, Germany.