In Wembley next EM drama: Fan seriously injured in the grandstand fall

Next EM drama at Wembley
Fan seriously injured in the grandstand fall

The European Football Championship match between England and Croatia is overshadowed by an incident in the stands. A spectator falls shortly after kick-off and is brought to the hospital in “critical condition”.

A serious injury to a fan overshadowed the English national soccer team’s first victory in the European Championship against Croatia (1-0). As confirmed by spokespersons for UEFA and Wembley Stadium, a fan fell from the stands immediately after the match kicked off, received medical attention in the arena and was hospitalized in “critical condition”.

UEFA announced that further information would be published at the “appropriate time”. The Wembley officials said that the incident would be intensively investigated and clarified.

There was initially no information on the condition, age and gender of the fan involved in the accident. 22,500 spectators were in the arena on Sunday afternoon. According to the Evening Standard newspaper, a man fell from a rank and fell onto the seats and stone floor on the floor below.