Lebanese man stabbed to death during World Cup argument

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A Lebanese man was killed Wednesday after an argument about a World Cup game turned heated inside a Beirut coffee shop.

Mohammad Zahar was fatally stabbed while celebrating Brazil’s win with a group of friends in the suburb of Hay El Sellom.

Zahar, a Brazil supporter, allegedly got into a heated argument with a Germany supporter inside the coffee shop.

The Germany supporter, identified only by his initials H.K., allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Zahar.

The two were neighbors, media reports said.

Brazil supporters at the World Cup. (File photo)
Brazil supporters at the World Cup. (File photo)

Germany was knocked out of the World Cup after a 2-0 loss to South Korea. Brazil scored twice against Costa Rica.

Lebanese security officials have not released any information about the suspect.

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