Jiang Xiaoshan stayed awake for 11 nights straight so he could watch the games with his friends in China.
But his body was unable to handle the lack of sleep combined with the effects of alcohol and tobacco.
After returning to his Changsha home after the Ireland versus Italy match, Xiaoshan fell asleep and never woke up.
So there you have it - proof that it is possible to die of boredom. Er... I mean exhaustion.
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"And the guy in the green gets the ball away from the guy in the blue..."