[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 69-year-old football fan suffered a heart attack and died during Brazil’s tense penalty shootout against Chile.
The man was watching the end of the World Cup game at a bar inside the 62,000-seater Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte yesterday when he complained of feeling unwell. He was taken to a hospital south of the city centre but died a short time later.
A 50-year-old woman also suffered shock during the game while a 20-year-old fan had his nose broken after getting into a fight.
A 20-year-old was treated by paramedics after getting into argument with a rival Chile supporter.
In Bogota, a woman was reportedly killed by a stray bullet after supporters celebrated Colombia’s victory over Uruguay.
Fans spilled out onto the street and began firing shots into the air after the side won 2-0, with two goals from striker James Rodriguez. Brazil’s striker Neymar sent the host nation through to the quarter finals after scoring his side’s final penalty.
The host nation missed two penalties after Chile had already missed two, leading to a sudden death situation. Then, former West Brom defender Gonzalo Jara hit the post for Chile, which handed Brazil the victory and sent fans mad.
The man who died at the stadium is not the first casualty of the World Cup. One man in China died after staying up for three days to watch the opening group matches.
While another fan from Mexico jumped to his death following his nation’s successful start to the tournament.
An England fan was the victim of violent attack when part of his ear was bitten off during Roy Hodgson’s sides defeat to Uruguay. (Daily Mail)