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Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border states

  • FILE - In a June 29, 2014 file photo, Mexico's Alan Pulido consoles teammate Javier Hernandez (14) after the Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

    FILE - In a June 29, 2014 file photo, Mexico's Alan Pulido consoles teammate Javier Hernandez (14) after the Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Olympiakos' Alan Pulido, left, fights for the ball with Anderlecht's Alexander Buttner during the Europa League round of 32 soccer match at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens. 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, May 29, 2016 after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Olympiakos' Alan Pulido, left, fights for the ball with Anderlecht's Alexander Buttner during the Europa League round of 32 soccer match at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens. 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, May 29, 2016 after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In a June 29, 2014 file photo, Mexico's Alan Pulido consoles teammate Javier Hernandez (14) after the Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

    FILE - In a June 29, 2014 file photo, Mexico's Alan Pulido consoles teammate Javier Hernandez (14) after the Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.