Chinese fan dies after staying up too late to watch the World Cup

A Chinese fan has reportedly died after staying up for too many nights in a row to watch the World Cup, the Daily Mail reports.

A 25-year-old man was found in his home in Suzhou, an area near Shanghai, just hours after the Netherlands 5-1 thumping of Spain on Friday.

Salvador, the Brazilian city where the game took place on Friday, is 11 hours behind Shanghai, meaning fans in China have to stay up all through the night to follow the tournament.

With the game kicking off at 4pm local time, it did not finish in China until around 5 in the morning, and doctors believe his death could have been caused by the sleep deprivation.

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