By Jiang Xinhua | 2012-6-21 | ONLINE EDITION
A soccer fan died in his sleep in Changsha, Hunan Province, after watching Euro 2012 matches 11 nights in a row, Sanxiang City Express reported yesterday.
The 26-year-old man was found dead at home on Tuesday after watching a game between Italy and Ireland at a bar with friends. A big fan of England and France, he stayed up late to watch every game in the bar and drank a lot of alcohol.
According to Liu Zhiling, a doctor with the Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, the lack of sleep weakened his immune system. Plus, the man took a shower quickly after drinking, causing his blood sugar level to drop dramatically, leading to a shortage of blood to his brain. All these factors may have contributed to his death.
Liu suggested young people not stay up too late to watch the matches.
A 24-year-old soccer fan died in a bar after watching two games and drinking too much alcohol on the first day of the World Cup in Germany six years ago.