Rio de Janeiro, July 14 (IANS) A football fan in Brazil has died from stab wounds after a match between Sao Paulo rivals Corinthians and Palmeiras. Also Read - Armed With Assault Rifles, Robbers Storm Brazil Bank in 'Money Heist' Alike Attempt
Palmeiras fan Leandro de Paula was attacked by Corinthians supporters late Wednesday and died in the hospital on Thursday, a local daily reported. Also Read - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon Rises For First Time in Four Months, 50% Higher Than Previous Year
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It is the second violent death in less than a week in Brazilian football.
On July 8, a 27-year-old man was shot dead in Rio de Janeiro after the top-flight match between local rivals Vasco da Gama and Flamengo.
According to the Globo newspaper, at least 21 football fans have died in Brazil in the past two decades because of violence.
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