Americans are trying really hard to care about soccer right now, but we'll just NEVER hit the level of people in other countries.



A 25-year-old guy from Suzhou, China DIED over the weekend . . . because he chose watching the World Cup instead of going to sleep.



There's an 11-hour time difference between China and Brazil . . . so the games are on through the night in China.  The guy stayed up all night to watch on both Friday and Saturday.



So doctors think his death was from sleep deprivation . . . possibly because it caused his body to shut down or have a heart attack.