Lebanese man killed for celebrating Germany's exit from World Cup

The man, who supports Brazil, got into a scuffle with a 17-year-old Lebanese German fan before being knifed.
by Annahar Staff

28 June 2018 | 17:40

Source: by Annahar

  • by Annahar Staff
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  • Last update: 28 June 2018 | 17:40

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BEIRUT: A 25-year-old Lebanese man identified as Mohammad Zaher was killed late on Wednesday night in Beirut's southern suburbs after celebrating Germany's exit from the World Cup. 

The man, who supports Brazil, got into a scuffle with a Lebanese German fan before being knifed. He later succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead. 

The killer, identified as Hussein Khodr, was later apprehended by authorities.  

The senseless tragedy has sent ripples across Lebanon, with citizens bewildered at the almost surreal case. 

"This is ridiculous, to kill someone because of a football match is beyond crazy," one fan told Annahar. 

"We're not even German or Brazilian."

Germany exited the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a shock defeat to South Korea, while Brazil topped its group. 

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