SAO PAULO: Violence has returned to Brazil when a 21-year-old man died after clashes before Sunday’s Palmeiras v Santos game.
Police say the man was run over by a car after he and other Palmeiras fans went onto a major highway to try to ambush two buses carrying Santos supporters in Sao Paulo. Four fans were taken to hospitalincluding one with a gunshot wound.
Four people were detained after the incidents which led to police setting up a roadblock on highway that links the city of Santos to Sao Paulo for nearly two hours.
It was the latest in a lengthy list of deaths connected with Brazilian football in recent years with local sports newspaper Lance reporting that more than 200 fans have been killed in violence since 1988.
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