Brazilian football match marred by supporter death

Police say a supporter has been shot dead following a Brazilian

football match that was interrupted by a swarm of bees and ended

with a brawl between players on the pitch.

A 19-year-old Goias fan was killed outside Serra Dourada

stadium, which will host Brazil’s friendly against the Netherlands

in June, following Sunday’s semifinal between Goias and Vila Nova

in the Goiania state championship.

The match was stopped for 20 minutes in the first half to allow

firefighters to remove a swarm of bees around Goias’ goal.

A brutal fight involving several players erupted after the game,

apparently caused by Goias’ celebrations at reaching the final

after the match was drawn 2-2. It took police officers 15 minutes

to break up the brawl.