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Spain team's hotel robbed while they played Uruguay

Six players from the Spain squad had money stolen from their hotel rooms in Recife while they played their Confederations Cup opener against Uruguay, Spanish media reported on Thursday

Reuters , Thursday 20 Jun 2013
Spain's Gerard Pique, Pedro Rodriguez, Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba, from left, cool themselves during the soccer Confederations Cup group B match between Spain and Uruguay at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Sunday, June 16, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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The players affected, including Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, made the discovery after the world and European champions's 2-1 victory over Uruguay on Sunday.

 "We know there was a report, a police report and this was being dealt with by the relevant authorities, we have been in touch also with the team," FIFA spokesman Pekka Odriozola told a briefing.

"We are waiting to hear from the authorities. (We) don't have all details. We know there was an incident and the police are investigating."

 Spain take on Tahiti in Rio in their second Group B match later on Thursday.

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