3 Chinese Die Watching World Cup Matches

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Three Chinese football fans have died after staying up all night to watch World Cup matches broadcast from Brazil, reports said on Tuesday.

The report said a 39-year-old Shanghai man died on Sunday after watching World Cup games for three consecutive nights.

It added that the man, identified only by the surname Zhou, died of a stroke while watching the match between Uruguay and Costa Rica.

It said that he had been in reasonable health but had a history of high blood pressure, the newspaper said.

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Another 25-year-old man was found dead at his computer room at 7a.m on Saturday in the eastern city of Suzhou, Jiangsu province.

The official provincial news website reported that he died of suspected exhaustion after watching a World Cup group match between Chile and Australia.

Former professional footballer Li Mingqiang, 51, died from a heart attack in the north-eastern city of Shenyang on Saturday after watching the game between Spain and the Netherlands. The report said that Li’s friends called emergency services but they were unable to revive him.