Mexico and Olympiacos striker Alan Pulido safe after being rescued from armed kidnappers
Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been rescued safe and sound after an hours-long kidnapping in the north-east border state of Tamaulipas.
The Tamaulipas security co-ordination group for Mexico's security forces said in a statement early on Monday that the rescue occurred shortly before midnight.
The statement says Pulido, a striker with Greek side Olympiacos, is being medically assessed.
The 25-year-old was kidnapped on Saturday night outside his hometown of Ciudad Victoria as he left a party.