England fan seriously injured after ‘falling from stand’ at Wembley during Euro 2020 win over Croatia

A FOOTBALL fan has been seriously injured after "falling from the stands" during the England match at Wembley today.

Witnesses saw the fan fall just as the Euro 2020 game against Croatia kicked off at 2pm today.

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An England fan told the Evening Standard: "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 fan: "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."

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.

“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."

England won the game after a nail-biting first half that saw Phil Foden hit the post, and cheers rang out as Raheem Sterling scored a 57-minute screamer.

Fans had been hoping England would get their revenge after Croatia's 109-minute goal in extra time of the semi-finals sent England packing at the 2018 World Cup.

Supporters inside Wembley erupted in cheers as they watched the Three Lions win their first-ever opening game.

They had earlier drowned out a small minority who booed at players taking the knee.

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