Fan dies of heart attack in Brazil after watching World Cup shoo - Fox 2 News Headlines

Fan dies of heart attack in Brazil after watching World Cup shootout

Posted: Updated:

A soccer fan died Saturday when he suffered a heart attack while watching the Brazilian team's penalty shootout with Chile.

The unidentified man, 69, is one of scores of people health officials in Brazil have treated, tending to injuries and stress suffered by fans while watching the World Cup.

The heart attack victim was watching the match in a bar Saturday -- not far from the actual game at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte -- when he began to have symptoms and was taken to a hospital.

He died two hours later, according to a state health department spokesperson in Brazil, Britain’s Independent newspaper reported. The victim suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes, Brazil’s Estado de Minas newspaper reported.   

Health officials said they treated as many as 98 people during the Brazil-Chile match. One 50-year-old woman was treated for a heart problem while watching the shootout, and a man had his nose broken in a fight.   

Brazil went on to win the game 3-2 on penalties, and moves on to face Colombia in the next round.  

  • Viral StoriesMore>>

  • Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

    Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:36:23 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.
    An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.
  • VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:33:53 GMT
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
  • Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:52:12 GMT
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices