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Football fan in 'serious condition' after Wembley fall

Stadium officials said they will work alongside European football’s governing body Uefa to investigate the incident.

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A FOOTBALL supporter was rushed to hospital in a “serious condition” after falling from the stands at Wembley during England’s 1-0 victory over Croatia at Euro 2020 on Sunday.

“We can confirm that a spectator fell from the stands just after kick-off in the match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium,” a stadium spokesperson said.

“The spectator was given on-site medical attention and was then taken to hospital in a serious condition.”

Stadium officials said they will work alongside European football’s governing body Uefa to investigate the incident.

A crowd of 18,497 watched the match at Wembley.

The stadium will host eight matches during the tournament. It has a current limit of 22,500 fans — a quarter of its capacity — but there are hopes that both semi-finals and the final could be played out in front of larger numbers.

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