World Cup Replica Trophies Stolen

By GERALD IMRAY
|  Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010  |  Updated 2:31 PM CDT
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World Cup Replica Trophies Stolen

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PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 21: A replica of the World Cup is held aloft prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group H match between Chile and Switzerland at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 21, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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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."

Cole says official FIFA clothing was also taken. Cele said 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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