Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Death sparks fears of more fan violence in Brazil

Escalating soccer violence in Brazil is sparking fears of a new wave of confrontations in South America’s biggest city. A 21-year-old Palmeiras supporter was fatally shot in the head in Sao Paulo in a fight involving nearly 500 fans Sunday. This was the second soccer-related death in just more than a week in the country that will host the 2014 World Cup. There hadn’t been a death linked to fan fighting in Brazil since early last year, when a Corinthians fan was killed in Sao Paulo.

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