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Published: Monday June 22, 2009 MYT 8:06:00 AM

Dunga says Brazil members robbed at hotel

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Brazil became the second nation at the Confederations Cup to say it was robbed at the team's hotel in South Africa.

Brazil coach Dunga said Sunday members of the team's delegation were robbed at the hotel they are staying in.

Dunga did not elaborate, but team spokesman Rodrigo Paiva said "a jacket and some money" disappeared from some of the rooms at the Centurion Lake hotel, just outside Pretoria.

They think it happened when the team went to a safari on Friday, and Paiva said Brazil contacted authorities about the incident. Brazil also was expected to talk to FIFA.

Paiva said two rooms were apparently robbed, including that of left back Kleber and a team physiotherapist. They don't think anything was taken from other players and team members.

The alleged robbery comes just days after five Egyptian football players said their Johannesburg hotel rooms were burgled while they were beating Italy on Thursday at Ellis Park.

Brazil beat Italy 3-0 Sunday and advanced to the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament.-AP


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