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Woman dies from injuries sustained in soccer fight in Brazil


FILE – Palmeiras striker Artur (2-D) and his teammates after scoring a goal during the Copa Libertadores group stage second leg match between Palmeiras of Brazil and Barcelona of Ecuador at Allianz Stadium Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 7, 2023. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)

A 23-year-old woman died Monday after a glass bottle severed her jugular vein in a fight between fans of two Brazilian soccer clubs in Sao Paulo over the weekend, her family said.

Gabriela Anelli’s brother, Felipe, announced her death on Instagram, thanking supporters for their prayers since she was hospitalized on Saturday after being injured in a fight between supporters of her favorite club Palmeiras and visiting rivals Flamengo. .

The altercation took place outside the Allianz Parque stadium where the two teams were playing a match, according to police.

Anelli was near a fan zone where Palmeiras supporters were eating and drinking when Flamengo supporters began throwing rocks and glass bottles at them, said Cesar Saad, a police officer who specializes in sports-related crime.

They beat her and cut her jugular vein, she told YouTube channel Canal do Benja, adding that the Flamengo fan who threw the bottle was arrested and admitted guilt.

In a statement, the Palmeiras club described the attack as an act of “barbarism.”

He expressed his solidarity with the Anelli family and demanded a prompt investigation “of this crime.”

Pepper spray used by police to break up fighting fans entered the stadium, causing Saturday’s game to be stopped twice. It ended in a 1-1 draw.


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