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Supporter in ‘serious condition’ after falling from Wembley stands

A Three Lions supporter is said to be in ‘serious condition’ after falling from the Wembley stands during the game against Croatia.

There are plans underway to fully investigate the incident, which occurred soon after the start of England’s 1-0 win, a match watched by 18,497 spectators.

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

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

“We will continue to work with UEFA to ensure the matter is fully investigated and we are continuing to monitor the situation.”

One England fan said: “We saw his legs go over the barrier and then he fell and hit the ground and didn’t move.

“It seemed to take staff ages to get to him. One guy near us who saw the whole thing was crying his eyes out.”

Another England fan added: “I didn’t see it but spoke to some of the guys who did at half time. They were traumatised. He fell from the balcony towards the seats and the concrete.

“I think it happened around kick-off otherwise I would have noticed. That bit of seating was cleared.”

Fans gave their reaction after seeing that the supporter is in ‘serious condition’ after falling from Wembley stands, hoping for some good news this Sunday evening…

@TheChrisMcKeown: Hope the fan recovers!

@DM_2092: Jesus, hope he gets well soon. You wouldn’t expect to read something like that.

@whufc40: Let’s hope he’s coming home

@stockerr: Hope he pulls through… 🙏

@SelfDaniel: Prayers for him

@LondonRob81: Hope they’re ok 🙏

@BenJLivermore: Not sure which tier he fell from. Been to Wembley & more specifically the upper tier a few times. Always felt it was incredibly steep and potentially unsafe. Especially with my Dad who was in his late 60’s. Really gutted to hear about the chap who has fallen and hope he is ok.

@Joober15: hope the england fan who fell and got injured is doing ok, thoughts with him and the family ❤️

@Eddmillo: Best wishes to them!

@tommy12leggett: Wishing them a speedy recovery

@UpTheArsenal14: Hopefully he comes home from hospital in time to see it come home

@Kranitoko: What is happening at the Euros this year? Damn.

Meanwhile, further details have been made public about the worrying incident which saw Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapse.

The former Tottenham player suffered a cardiac arrest when he collapsed in Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland, said Danish team doctor Morten Boesen.

Earlier, officials said the midfielder was stable in hospital and had sent his greetings to his national team-mates.

Eriksen collapsed shortly before half-time in Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday.

“He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest,” said Boesen.

“How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defib [defibrillation] so that’s quite fast.

“The examinations that have been done so far look fine. We don’t have an explanation to why it happened.”

The 29-year-old Inter Milan player had emergency medical treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

“His condition is stable and he continues to be hospitalised for further examination,” said a statement from Danish officials on Sunday morning.

“This morning we have spoken to Christian, who has sent his greetings to his team-mates.

“The team and staff of the national team has received crisis assistance and will continue to be there for each other after yesterday’s incident.

“We would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt greetings.”

Head coach Kasper Hjulmand said Eriksen told him he did not remember much from Saturday’s collapse.

He quoted the midfielder as saying: “I think you are feeling worse than I am. I feel as if I’m about to go training now, boys.”

Hjulmand added: “Christian is in good spirits and it’s a huge relief for the players after all this uncertainty. There is no doubt that we have been on the ropes.”

Distressed team-mates formed a huddle and the emotional supporters at Parken Stadium were visibly upset as the player was treated.

Boesen said Eriksen was unconscious when he reached the player on the pitch.

“When I got to him he was on his side, he was breathing, I could feel a pulse, but suddenly that changed and we started to give him CPR,” he said.

“The help came really fast from the medical team and the rest of the staff with their co-operation, and we did what we had to do and managed to get Christian back.”

Hjulmand told reporters after the game: “It was a traumatic experience. We talked about those feelings and it would’ve been OK to say ‘no’ if they didn’t want to play.

“Some of them were not able to play, some were ready. It’s not normal to play such a game when one of your friends is suffering with a heart issue.”

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