Stolen Europa League cup recovered in Mexico


After the trophy was stolen from a transport vehicle the trophy has been recovered, according to officials in Leon.

Authorities of Guanajuato state, in central Mexico, affirm that the trophy has been stolen while on tour following an event in the city, but was soon recovered.
The Europa League cup is back in safe hands after it was reportedly taken from a transport vehicle in the Mexican city of Leon.
The authorities posted an image of the trophy safely laid in cloth to prove that it was in friendly hands, but did not provide more detail of the incident.
Meanwhile stolen of a trophy is not a regular occurance, it’s not new.
The Jules Rimet trophy, now known as the FIFA World Cup Trophy, was famously stolen in March 1966 in London.
That trophy was taken from a stamp exhibition in Westminster, and later found under a hedge in south London by a dog named Pickles.
The Europa League is currently in the semi-final stage of the competition, with Marseille set to face Red Bull Salzburg and Arsenal squaring off with Atletico Madrid.
The Europa League trophy, should it return to Europe in one piece, will be handed to the competition winners in Lyon on May 16.