Police chief: World Cup replicas stolen from FIFA HQ

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 29, 2010 17:02

South Africa's police commissioner says seven World Cup replica trophies have been stolen from FIFA headquarters in Johannesburg.

Gen. Bheki Cele said at a security briefing Tuesday "we know that there was a burglary at the FIFA offices where they took seven replicas of the World Cup."

Cele says official FIFA clothing was also taken.

Cele added police were looking into the theft and suspected the people responsible were "very familiar with the environment in the FIFA offices."

FIFA's headquarters is in the high-class northern Johannesburg suburb of Sandton.


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