Euro 2016: Northern Ireland fan dies inside stadium during Ukraine match


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A Northern Ireland supporter has died at the Stade de Lyon as he watched the team beat Ukraine at the Euro 2016 tournament in France.

Robert Rainey, known as Archie, is understood to have suffered a heart attack in one of the stands at about 18:00 local time.

Medics tried to resuscitate the 62-year-old Belfast man inside the stadium but he was later pronounced dead.

His family said he died “doing what he loved best”.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill said he and his squad were “all shocked when we heard this sad news after the game”.

“The thoughts of all the players and the backroom staff are with Robert’s family and friends at this time,” he said.

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