FIFA World Cup: It is dangerous being a football fan this summer!
While fans converge together in Brazil for the World Cup, things can turn for the worse if you’re in the stands or watching in a local bar!
London: While fans converge together in Brazil for the World Cup, things can turn for the worse if you’re in the stands or watching in a local bar!
An England fan had his ear bitten off by another during the side’s World Cup game against Uruguay in Brazil, police in Britain said on Saturday.
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The assault at the Group D game in Sao Paulo on 19 June left the man with half of his left ear ripped off and bloodied, they said.
A fan has made a complaint to police and the name of a suspect has been given to police, although no arrests have been made, the Association of Chief Police Officers said.
England lost the game 2-1 to Uruguay, with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scoring both goals.
British police issued a statement after former Liverpool and England striker Stan Collymore tweeted that he had seen footage of the fan attack.
Police went to England’s final match against Costa Rica, in Belo Horizonte in case the assailant travelled to the match but did not find him there.
Penalties hard to handle
A 69-year-old Brazilian fan died of heart failure while watching his country's World Cup penalty shootout win over Chile, media reported Saturday.
The man was watching the tense encounter, which Brazil won on spotkicks, in a nearby bar when he complained of feeling unwell.
The fan died shortly after being taken to hospital, web news portal G1 and the website of Estado de Minas newspaper reported.
Officials said a 25-year-old woman was murdered Saturday in Bogota following Colombia’s World Cup win over Uruguay in what they initially said was an accident caused by a stray bullet fired in celebration.
Upon investigation, police determined that a gunman had targeted the woman, acting Bogota mayor Ricardo Bonilla said in a press conference. “A hitman on a motorcycle opened fire on three people,” Bonilla said, killing one of them, citing reports.