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Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border states

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A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.

Pulido is a forward for the Greek team Olympiacos and has made several appearances for Mexico’s national team, though he wasn’t called up for the upcoming Copa America tournament.

The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday after leaving a party.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case under investigation.