Palmeiras fan shot dead in Brazil after Club World Cup final

A fan of Sao Paulo-based soccer power Palmeiras has been shot dead outside the club’s stadium amid street violence after the team’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea in the Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi

ByThe Associated Press
February 12, 2022, 5:47 PM
Riot police arrive to disperse dejected Palmeiras soccer club fans, who became rowdy after watching their team's defeat by Chelsea via a live broadcast, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. Chelsea went on to win the FIFA Club World Cup tit
Riot police arrive to disperse dejected Palmeiras soccer club fans, who became rowdy after watching their team's defeat by Chelsea via a live broadcast, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. Chelsea went on to win the FIFA Club World Cup title match 2-1 that was played in Abu Dhabi. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello)
The Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- A fan of Brazilian soccer power Palmeiras was shot dead outside the club's stadium Saturday amid street violence after the team's 2-1 loss to Chelsea in the Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi.

Sao Paulo police Investigator Cesar Saad told journalists a suspect had been arrested in the shooting. He added that 15 other fans were injured in clashes with police or in fights among themselves.

Many Palmeiras fans traditionally watch the team's away matches in the surroundings of the club's stadium.

Chelsea beat Palmeiras with a penalty goal in extra time to win the Club World Cup title for the first time. Kai Havertz, who scored Chelsea’s winning goal in last season’s Champions League final, made the penalty goal with three minutes left.

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