Brazil fan dies of heart attack while watching World Cup penalty shootout | 29 June 2014 By Rebecca Younger

The 69-year-old man was watching the tense end to Saturday’s match at a bar near the stadium when he became unwell

Brazil’s forward Neymar scores during the penalty shootout
A Brazilian football fan has died of heart failure while watching the World Cup penalty shootout which saw his country win against Chile.

The 69-year-old man was watching the tense finale to Saturday’s match, in a bar close to the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.

The fan, who was diabetic, complained of feeling unwell and was taken to hospital but died a shortly after his arrival, according to the Brazillian newspaper, Estado de Minas .

The paper added that health officials had to treat at least 98 supporters during the match, including a 50-year-old woman with a heart problem and a young man whose nose was broken in a fight.

The match finished 1-1 after extra time, with the hosts Brazil winning 3-2 in the penalty shootout .

This year’s tournament has had its fair share of casualties both off an on the pitch.


Menzi Kulati.



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