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12:00 AM, July 31, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:09 PM, July 31, 2016

Argentina Olympic team robbed

Argentina's Olympic football team complained Friday that cash and electronics were stolen from its players' hotel rooms while they were playing a friendly in Mexico.

Argentina Football Association (AFA) vice president Claudio Tapia said the theft took place when Mexico and the South American team played to a 0-0 draw in the central city of Puebla on Thursday night.

It was the last preparation game before both countries compete in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which start next Friday.

"When we returned at 11:40 pm and went up to the rooms, we realized that they had been robbed," Tapia said, without specifying how much money was taken.

The Mexican Football Federation said in a statement late Friday that an agreement was finally reached between the AFA, the Camino Real hotel and an insurance firm to compensate the Argentine delegation.

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