Football Fan Shot Dead In Brazil After Palmeiras Defeat To Chelsea

A Brazilian football fan was shot and killed Saturday in Sao Paulo in fights that broke out after the local team Palmeiras lost to Chelsea in the Club World Cup, police said.

Sao Paulo police Investigator Cesar Saad told journalists a suspect had been arrested in the shooting. He added that 15 other fans were injured in clashes with police or in fights among themselves.

Fans had gathered outside Allianz Parque, the Palmeiras stadium, to watch the game being played in the United Arab Emirates. Chelsea won 2-1.

Many Palmeiras fans traditionally watch the team’s away matches in the surroundings of the club’s stadium.

Chelsea beat Palmeiras with a penalty goal in extra time to win the Club World Cup title for the first time. Kai Havertz, who scored Chelsea’s winning goal in last season’s Champions League final, made the penalty goal with three minutes left.

Afterward fights broke out among fans of the Brazilian team.

Local media said a 35-year-old man was shot in the chest and later died.

The festive atmosphere and nerves over the course of the game gave way to confusion and violence as soon as the match ended.

The clashes lasted half an hour until police interceded.

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