Football: Stolen UEFA Europa League trophy recovered
The UEFA Europa League trophy has been recovered after reports stated that it had gone missing. Officials have claimed that the prized asset was found on Friday. The trophy was stolen from a private exhibition in Mexico's Guanajuato state. This comes as a huge respite for the fans and the city police. Here is what happened.
The trophy was said to be stolen from the vehicle that was carrying it post the exhibition. A complaint was filed on Friday morning regarding the theft. The authorities confirmed the recovery of the trophy by tweeting a photo of the same. The trophy was being exhibited for sports enthusiasts by a sponsor company in the city of Leon in Mexican state of Guanajuato.
#PGJEInforma Que a través de elementos de la @AIC_Guanajuato es recuperada la copa @EuropaLeague tras recibir la denuncia que había sido robada del vehículo que la trasladaba posterior a un evento en @municipio_leon. pic.twitter.com/TF8sKjVRAe— PGJE (@PGJEGUANAJUATO) April 20, 2018
Europe's second most coveted tournament; the Europa League trophy is made out of pure silver. It is designed by a Milan based firm, GDE Bertoni. The silver body is based on a piece of authentic marble base.