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A football fan has been killed in an accident during last night's Euro 2016 qualifier between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Scotland fan Nathan McSeveney, 22, from Cumnock in Ayrshire, fell down a stairwell and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary from Exit 33 of the stadium.

Police Scotland said his relatives had been informed along with the Health and Safety Executive.

A force spokesman said: "There are no suspicious circumstances. A report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal."

Scotland won the Group D match 1-0 thanks to a Shaun Maloney goal and are third in the six-team group, with Republic of Ireland fourth, with all the teams having played four matches each. The other teams in the group are Germany, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar.

England play Slovenia tonight in their Euro2016 qualifying match in Group E. Along with Iceland and Croatia, England are the only team not to have conceded a goal so far.

Nathan McSeveney dies at Celtic Park after Scotland-Ireland Euro qualifier


BBC Sport
15 November 2014


Mr McSeveney was fatally injured at Exit 33 of the stadium

A football fan has died after falling in a stairwell at Celtic Park following Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

Nathan McSeveney, 22, from Cumnock in Ayrshire, was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary from Exit 33 of the stadium.

Police Scotland said his relatives had been informed along with the Health and Safety Executive.

A force spokesman said: "There are no suspicious circumstances. A report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal."

A statement posted on the Celtic club website said: "Everyone at Celtic Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a young supporter following last night's match between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

"This was a terrible, tragic incident and our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the young man's family at this time."

A crowd of 55,000 saw Scotland win the match 1-0 thanks to a Shaun Maloney goal.


Scotland's Shaun Maloney puts the winning goal past Republic of Ireland keeper David Forde last night

Last night's Group D results and standings:

Georgia 0-4 Poland
Germany 4-0 Gibraltar
Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland

............................P.....W.....D.....L... ..F.....A.....Points
Poland................4......3......1.....0....15. ....2.......10
Germany............4.......2......1.....1.....7... ...4........7
Scotland.............4......2.......1....1.....5.. ....4........7
Rep of Ireland...4.......2......1....1....10......3...... .7
Georgia..............4......1.......0....3.....4.. .....7.......3
Gibraltar.............4......0.......0....4.....0. .....21......0



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