Saturday December 12 2020
Rossi's home robbed during funeral

Criminals reportedly broke into Paolo Rossi’s house during his funeral and stole personal effects including a watch.

The Italy legend and Ballon d’Or winner was cremated today after an event at the Stadio Romeo Menti in Vicenza and a ceremony at the Duomo cathedral in the same city.

News agency Ansa reports that when Rossi’s wife returned to the home they shared, she discovered burglars had broken in.

Police are taking evidence at the scene, but among the items stolen was a watch belonging to the World Cup winner.

A minute's silence was held before all Serie A and B games this weekend in honour of Rossi, who died on Wednesday night at the age of 64.