Brazil Fan Dies of Heart Failure After Chile Match

Updated: 29 June 2014 09:57 IST

The fan was watching the tense encounter in a nearby bar when he complained of feeling unwell. He died shortly after being taken to hospital.

Brazil Fan Dies of Heart Failure After Chile Match
Brazil won on spotkicks after the sides were locked 1-1 after extra-time. © AP

Belo Horizonte:

A 69-year-old Brazilian fan died of heart failure while watching his country's World Cup penalty shootout win over Chile, media reported on Saturday.

The man was watching the tense encounter, which Brazil won on spotkicks after the sides were locked 1-1 after extra-time, in a nearby bar when he complained of feeling unwell. (Read: Brazil three steps away from heaven, says Scolari)

The fan, who was diabetic, died shortly after being taken to hospital, web news portal G1 and the website of Estado de Minas newspaper reported. (Match in Pics | Fixtures)

The paper added local health officials had to treat some 100 people during the game, including a 50-year-old woman for a heart problem during the penalties and a young man whose nose was fractured in a fight. (Also read: Colombia stun Uruguay)



Topics : Brazil Chile FIFA World Cup 2014 Football
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