A Welsh football fan who flew to Qatar to watch the World Cup with his son has died.
The man, named by the Welsh FA as Kevin Davies, was said to have been in Doha with his son and friends but fell ill and died of natural causes on Friday.
The Football Fans Association of Wales supporters’ embassy wrote on Twitter: “Sadly we lost one of the red walls yesterday in Qatar, our heartfelt condolences go out to his son here in Doha and his family in Wales. May he rest in peace.”
Noel Mooney, chief executive of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), wrote on Twitter: “So sorry to hear that one of our supporters has died here. Our condolences go out to the family and of course we are here to support as much as we can.”
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said it supported Mr Davies’ family.
In a tweet, the Welsh FA added: “Mae CBDC yn cydymdeimlo efo teulu a ffrindiau Kevin Davies. Our deepest condolences from everyone at the Football Association of Wales. Our thoughts are with Kevin’s family and friends at this sad time.
“FAW is in contact with Kevin’s family to assist in any way possible.”
Officials believe more than 2,500 Wales supporters made the trip to Qatar for the tournament.
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