Mexican World Cup soccer star Jorge Campos had to make an emergency trip home on the eve of his team's Carlsberg Cup final yesterday after his elderly father was kidnapped. Alvaro Campos, 66, was snatched from a soccer complex named after his son in the Mexican resort of Acapulco by six to eight men armed with assault rifles. Popular goalkeeper Campos, 32, hugged his teammates before leaving the Royal Garden Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, yesterday morning for the airport and asked them to win tonight's Carlsberg Cup Final against Egypt 'for his father'. Rafael Lebrija, the head of the Mexican delegation here and president of Mexico's Federation of First Division clubs, said: 'We are very concerned, this is serious. We all hope this will end peacefully and that Jorge's father will be back with his family soon. 'I don't want to talk about ransoms or these matters, it should be kept in the family otherwise it could be dangerous. 'But almost certainly this is about money. Jorge has been earning well for some years now and that makes his father a wealthy man.' Mr Lebrija said they received a call from Mexico City at 6am yesterday alerting them to the kidnap. Campos left the SAR accompanied by soccer official Dinisio Fernandez just after noon yesterday. 'This is the first time this has happened in Mexican football and it has upset the whole of the team and the party. But Jorge wanted his teammates to go out and give their very best, which I am sure they will,' Mr Lebrija added. Teammate and Mexico's 1998 World Cup hero, Luis Hernandez, who will line-up against Egypt in tonight's final at the Hong Kong Stadium, said: 'It is terrible, it is a real shock and Jorge was unhappy, like the whole team. All of us are solidly behind him and his family at this time.' Campos is from a family of eight brothers and sisters who live in Acapulco.