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Kidnapped Olympiakos player freed in Mexico

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By Catherine Hardy
Kidnapped Olympiakos player freed in Mexico

A player with the Greek football team Olympiakos has been freed following a kidnap in Mexico.

25-year-old striker Alan Pulido was reportedly taken near his home in the northern-border state of Tamaulipas while returning from a party with his girlfriend.

He was rescued following an operation from state and national security services.

During a photo op with the state governor, he told reporters he was doing well after his ordeal but was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Pulido has made several appearances for Mexico’s national team.

Mexico has the one of the world’s highest kidnapping rates. The government says around 1,000 people are taken every year.