Players robbed before semifinal

2010-07-09 15:28

Spain players Sergio Busquets and Pedro Rodriguez were robbed ahead

of their World Cup semifinal win over Germany in Durban.

Spanish media reported the players’ rooms were broken into ahead of

their 1-0 victory on Wednesday, with Busquets losing documents and about €800

(about R 8 000). Pedro reportedly lost about €1 000 (about R10 000) from his


Busquets said today that “nobody likes to be robbed but I’ll

exchange all of my documents for the World Cup.”

The Spanish federation would not comment. Spain plays the

Netherlands in Sunday’s final.

Greek players also had money stolen from their hotel rooms just

outside Durban earlier in the tournament.

No criminal case has been opened.


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