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    SOCCER STAR ALFREDO DI STEFANO -- THE IDOL OF WORLD FOOTBALL FANS -- FILMED AFTER HIS KIDNAPPING ORDEAL IN CARACAS ON MONDAY (AUGUST 26).

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    SOCCER STAR ALFREDO DI STEFANO -- THE IDOL OF WORLD FOOTBALL FANS -- FILMED AFTER HIS KIDNAPPING ORDEAL IN CARACAS ON MONDAY (AUGUST 26).THE REAL MADRID CENTRE-FORWARD WAS SEIZED AT GUNPOINT IN HIS HOTEL LAST SATURDAY AND RELEASED TWO DAYS LATER BLIND-FOLDED IN A MAIN STREET OF THE VENEZUELAN CAPITAL.

    DI STEFANO MADE HIS WAY TO THE SPANISH EMBASSY AND WAS LATER REUNITED WITH MEMBERS OF THE REAL MADRID TEAM, NOW TOURING LATIN AMERICA.HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HIS CAPTORS HAD TREATED HIM WELL AND PLAYED CARDS AND CHESS WITH HIM TO PASS THE TIME.

    DI STEFANO, 37, SAID THERE WERE SEVERAL KIDNAPPERS -- ALL MEMBERS OF THE PRO-CASTRO UNDERGROUND ARMED FORCES OF NATIONAL LIBERATION (FALN), WHO DECLARED THEY HAD SEIZED HIM TO PUBLICISE THEIR CAMPAIGN AGAINST VENEZUELA'S PRESIDENT ROMULO BETANCOURT.

    (DI STEFANO IS NOT THE FIRST SPORTING HERO TO BE KIDNAPPED FOR POLITICAL MOTIVES.A SIMILAR THING HAPPENED TO FORMER WORLD RACING CHAMPION JUAN FANGIO IN HAVANA IN 1958 WHEN CUBAN REBELS, SUPPORTERS OF NOW PRESIDENT CASTRO, ABDUCTED HIM AT GUNPOINT AND HELD HIM FOR TWO DAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABKPGV7WBS5I9AN1PJ37MBMI7L
    Media URN:
    VLVABKPGV7WBS5I9AN1PJ37MBMI7L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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