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2014 World Cup: Two fans die of exhaustion in China

Published on: Jun 17, 2014 at 9:16am
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Two Chinese football fans have died of suspected exhaustion after staying up all night to watch Soccer World Cup matches broadcast from Brazil, local media said on Tuesday. 

A 25-year-old man was found dead at his computer at 07:00 on Saturday in the eastern city of Suzhou, Jiangsu province.

He had been watching a World Cup group match between Chile and Australia, the official provincial news website reported.

A former football player also died from a heart attack in the north-eastern city of Shenyang on Saturday after watching a later game between Spain and the Netherlands, the Shenyang Evening News reported.

During the group stages, the World Cup matches take place at midnight, 03:00 and 06:00 Beijing time.

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