MOSCOW, June 7 (Sputnik) - Panama players fell victim to a burglary at a hotel in the Norwegian capital Oslo, where they were staying ahead of their final pre-World Cup friendly, the Panamanian Football Federation (FEPAFUT) said on Thursday.
World Cup-bound Panama lost 1-0 to Norway in a friendly held at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo on Wednesday. When the players returned to the hotel, they found out that their personal belongings had gone missing from three rooms.
"Panama players (in three rooms) became victims of a burglary in a hotel in Oslo, Norway. Police have arrived at the site to gather information," the federation's Twitter post read.
According to the Panamanian RPC TV channel, the victims were the team's captain Roman Torres, goalkeeper Jose Calderon, midfielder Armando Cooper and FEPAFUT's Vice President Ramon Cardoze.
Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will take place at 12 stadiums across 11 cities from June 14 to July 15. Panama, who have qualified for the World Cup for the first time, will play Belgium, Tunisia and England in Group G.