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Two Chinese fans die after all-night World Cup viewing

Beijing - Two Chinese football fans have died of suspected exhaustion after staying up all might to watch World Cup matches broadcast from Brazil, local media said on Tuesday.

A 25-year-old man was found dead at his computer at 7 am 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 Newsreported.

During the group stages, the World Cup matches take place at midnight, 3 am and 6 am Beijing time.


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