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  • 29 June 2014, 13:36

Brazil Fan Dies During Penalty Shootout

A Brazilian fan has died of heart failure whilst watching his country's World Cup penalty shootout victory over Chile.

The 69-year-old man was watching the round of 16 match in a bar close to the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte when he complained of feeling unwell.

The fan, who was diabetic, died shortly after being taken to hospital, according to news website G1 and the Estado de Minas newspaper.

The paper added that health officials had to treat some 100 people during the match.

This included a 50-year-old woman for a heart problem during the shootout and a young man whose nose was broken in a fight.

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

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