The incident happened outside Palmeiras Stadium on Saturday after Chelsea’s Club World Cup final victory over the Brazilian side in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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A man has been shot dead in Brazil after Chelsea beat Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final on Saturday.
The incident happened outside the Allianz Stadium in Palmeiras. Fans of the Brazilian club revolted after seeing their team lose the final 2-1 in extra time.
Thousands of fans took to the pitch to watch the game on the big screen.
The final was held at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
“There were a few outbreaks of fighting between supporters, which sparked a riot and one man was shot dead,” a military police statement confirmed.
A man has been arrested following the violence and police will try to identify others involved in the coming days.
Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse rioting crowds, as reported by The Athletic.
Although the Club World Cup is not yet revered by everyone in England, it is considered one of the greatest competitions on the planet in South America.
Despite winning the Copa Libertadores three times, Palmeiras has never won the Club World Cup and is desperate to end his duck in the near future.
Brazilian rivals Internacional, Sao Paulo and Corinthians (twice) have all been crowned world champions since the competition was established in 2000.
Vasco da Gama, Santos, Gremio and Flamengo are the other four Brazilian teams to have reached the final without being victorious.
Chelsea’s triumph on Saturday means every European team that takes part in the Club World Cup has now lifted the trophy at least once.
Corinthians, who beat the Blues in 2012, were the last non-European side to win it. Liverpool and Manchester United are the other triumphant English teams.
Chelsea took the lead in Abu Dhabi thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s second-half header, but a Raphael Veiga penalty secured Saturday’s final in extra time.
Thomas Tuchel’s side won the goal through Kai Havertz’s 117th-minute penalty, with the German calling the win an ‘incredible feeling’.
“It’s unbelievable,” Havertz told Chelsea’s website after the game. “From European champions to world champions. It sounds better!
“We did so much to be here and to win this game. It’s an incredible feeling… I don’t know what to say. I dreamed about it when I was a kid, an incredible feeling for me.
“I’m grateful to everyone who brought me here, my family, my girlfriend. The UCL final, now it’s all about them.”
Despite the loss, Palmeiras coach Abel Ferreira is proud of his players’ efforts.
“I will forbid my players not to celebrate second place…if you don’t, you will have to take care of me,” Ferreira told the club’s website.
“I’m proud of what we did. We played a really good team game, the way I see football, the way I see our team.
“To congratulate the opponent because he was better in the stats, but I can’t help but appreciate what we did here. I’m very proud of my players.”