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WC diary: Colombian pop star loses $785,000 in valuables

Last updated on: June 20, 2018 17:36 IST

Columbian singer Maluma smiles during a training session at FC Strogino Stadium in Moscow on June 12. He was part of the Columbian team's practice sessions in Russia

IMAGE: Columbian singer Maluma smiles during a training session at FC Strogino Stadium in Moscow on June 12. He was part of the Columbian team's practice sessions in Russia. Photograph: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Colombian pop singer Maluma was robbed of luxury items worth over 50 million roubles ($785,000) from his hotel room near Moscow's Red Square, Russian media reported on Tuesday, citing police sources.

An intruder stole valuables including a Louis Vuitton bag, 11 luxury watches, various items of Cartier jewellery and 10 glasses studded with diamonds and pearls, two police sources told news portal RBC.

 

Maluma, who is one of the biggest names in Latin music, is in Russia to watch the soccer World Cup.

Moscow police opened an investigation into suspected theft on Tuesday, both RBC and Interfax said, quoting a source as saying he had been staying at the Four Seasons Hotel near the Kremlin.

A spokeswoman for the hotel gave no details of the incident but told Reuters that an investigation was underway. "We treat the question of security for our guests and their belongings very seriously and immediately informed the police," she said in an email.

Just after midday Moscow time, Maluma wrote on social media that he was travelling to the city of Saransk where Colombia was due to play Japan, posting a picture of himself wearing a Colombian soccer jersey in front of a plane.

"En route to SARANSK. Today we finally accompany our team COLOMBIA!!" Maluma, who is from the city of Medellin, wrote on social media.

Colombia lost 1-2.

When the World Cup brought together people of different nationalities

The photograph posted on the Facebook page, Desmotivaciones Futbol, that is going viral

IMAGE: The photograph posted on the Facebook page, Desmotivaciones Futbol, that is going viral. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Desmotivaciones Futbol/Facebook

A Facebook fan-page has put out an endearing photograph of an wheelchair-bound Egyptian fan helped up by fans of other nationalities to watch the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup last Thursday and it is going viral on the internet!

The Facebook page -- Desmotivaciones Futbol – put up the photograph with this caption: “And they say it's a simple sport!

Mexican and Colombian fans raising an Egyptian Amateur with different abilities, so that he can enjoy the match of his selection from fifa fan fest. Brotherhood.”

According to CNN, the photo was taken at the Fan Fest on Thursday, on the opening day of the World Cup, where people from all walks of life were cheering on their home teams. 

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