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Wales fan dies in Qatar while attending 2022 World Cup

Fan was on a trip to Qatar to follow the Wales team at the World Cup

A Welsh football fan has died while attending the world cup in Qatar.

The Wales Football Supporters’ Association’s fan embassy wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately we have lost one of the Red Wall yesterday in Qatar, our sincere condolences go out to his son here in Doha and his family back in Wales. May he rest in peace.”

Officials believe more than 2,500 Wales supporters have made the trip to Qatar for the tournament. Wales played Iran in their second game of the world cup on Friday (25 November).

DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 25: Wales fans react to a near miss during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and IR Iran at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 25, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Noel Mooney, chief executive of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), wrote on Twitter: “So sorry to hear that one of our supporters has passed away here.” He added: “Our condolences go to the family and of course we are here to support however we can.”

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Qatar.”

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