Mexico's Pulido, striker for Olympiakos, rescued after kidnap

Mexico's Pulido, striker for Olympiakos, rescued after kidnap

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued a day after the striker for the Greek soccer team Olympiakos was kidnapped in the restive northeastern state of Tamaulipas, the state government said early on Monday.

The 25-year-old Mexico national team player disappeared in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Saturday night, when he was intercepted by armed people after leaving a party.

"The most significant thing is that is he is here with us," Tamaulipas Governor Egidio Torre Cantu told reporters in footage broadcast on local television, flanked by Pulido.

p> The player was wearing a multicolored t-shirt & shorts & had a bandage wrapped around his right hand. The Tamaulipas government said on its Twitter page that Pulido was undergoing a medical examination.

Tamaulipas, which abuts the U.S. state of Texas, is an especially violent part of Mexico, which is grappling with grisly drug gang violence.

Pulido was a member of the Mexican national team that went to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

He has moreover played for the Greek team Levadiakos & the Mexican club Tigres.

(Reporting by Simon Gardner; Editing by Tom Heneghan)

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Source: “Reuters”

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