GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 02: Alan Pulido #11 of Mexico handles the ball during the International Friendly against USA at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 2, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Mexico and USA played to a 2-2 tie. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 02: Alan Pulido #11 of Mexico handles the ball during the International Friendly against USA at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 2, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Mexico and USA played to a 2-2 tie. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 02: Alan Pulido #11 of Mexico handles the ball during the International Friendly against USA at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 2, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Mexico and USA played to a 2-2 tie. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kidnapped Mexico international Alan Pulido has been rescued, authorities confirmed on Monday.

The Olympiacos forward was reportedly taken by a group of attackers after leaving a party in Ciudad Victoria in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mexican federal and state forces joined together to locate Pulido's whereabouts, with the 25-year-old found less than 24 hours after he was reported missing.

The Tamaulipas Coordination Group - who organised the rescue - released a statement which read: "A joint operation of federal and state forces shortly before midnight on Sunday May 29 managed to rescue professional footballer Alan Pulido safe and sound.

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