London, Jul 4 (ANI): Thieves have stolen seven replica World Cup trophies from FIFA's South Africa headquarter, which is near the venue for the World Cup final.
The miniature gold- plated cups, worth around 100 pounds each, were snatched from a store cupboard at FIFA's base in Johannesburg.
South Africa's police commissioner Bheki Cele said the theft of the seven trophies and several jerseys at the Soccer City complex in Johannesburg appeared to be an inside job.
"We are looking into it. The suspects are people who are very familiar with the environment," said Cele.
A FIFA spokesman told journalists he was unaware of the incident. "I am not aware of that," said Wolfgang Eichler at FIFA's daily World Cup briefing. (ANI)