Tevez headed his the opening goal for Argentina on 26 minutes and Gonzalo Higuain added the second goal minutes later. Then Tevez"s kick from 25-yards sealed the win before Mexico"s Javier Hernandez pulled one back for Mexico.
“This was an important step towards getting to the final, which is where we want to be," The Sun quoted Tevez, as saying.
“We"re now in the quarter-finals and what matters is that we played well. We need to rest and enjoy this victory," he said.
On the other side Mexico boss Javier Aguirre slammed referee Roberto Rossetti for allowing Tevez"s offside opener.
Aguirre said: “It affected us badly and then we conceded again. I blame the referee"s mistake for the second goal too."
Argentina now face Germany in Cape Town on Saturday.