Argentina Olympic team robbed at Mexico hotel

Argentina's football team complained of missing cash and electronics from its players' hotel rooms while the side was playing a friendly in Mexico.

The preparatory match between Mexico and Argentina on Thursday ended in 0-0 draw at Cuauhtemoc Stadium in the central Mexican city of Puebla.   -  AP

Argentina's football team complained of missing cash and electronics from its players' hotel rooms while the side was playing a friendly in Mexico. Argentina Football Association (AFA) vice president, Claudio Tapia, said that the incident happened in the central city of Puebla on Thursday night, during the team's final preparatory game before both sides headed to Brazil for the Rio Olympics, which starts on Friday.

"When we returned at 11:40 pm and went up to the rooms, we realized that they had been robbed," Tapia said.

The Mexican Football Federation released a statement that an agreement was made between the AFA, the Camino Real hotel and an insurance firm for compensation to the Argentine delegation.

Tapia had earlier said: "You know what's the strangest thing? It's that they have verified and know who is the thief from the (security) cameras, so they are protecting the thief."

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