Brazilian soccer match marred by supporter death

Police say a supporter has been shot dead following a Brazilian

soccer game that was interrupted by a swarm of bees and ended with

a brawl between players on the field.

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

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 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.

The stadium is the venue for Brazil’s exhibition against the

Netherlands in June.