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Football: Santos fan killed in post-match violence

Published on Feb 25, 2014 6:53 AM

SAO PAULO (AFP) - A fan of Brazilian side Santos died on Monday after he was beaten up leaving a league match in Sao Paulo, which will host the opening match of the World Cup, his club said.

The 34-year-old fan was attacked by some 15 fans, who beat him with metal bars at a bus stop following a match between Pele's former side Santos and Sao Paulo.

Media reported another supporter, aged just 15, was in a serious condition after being attacked at a metro station.

The club said it abhorred "acts of violence which, sadly, result in victims, one of them fatal" in this instance.

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