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Wales fan, 62, dies while following team at World Cup in Qatar

<span>Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA</span>
Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

A Wales football fan has died while following his country at the World Cup in Qatar.

Kevin Davies, who is believed to have been in the country with his son and friends, died on Friday – the same day that Wales lost to Iran in a group stage game at the Ahmad bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan.

The 62-year-old, from Pembrokeshire, was on holiday in Doha according to BBC Wales, who reported that he died from natural causes. He was not at Wales’ group B fixture.

His family are being offered UK consular assistance and support by the Football Supporters’ Association Cymru.

The group tweeted: “Unfortunately we have lost one of the Red wall yesterday in Qatar, our sincere condolences go out to his son here in Doha and his family back in Wales. May he rest in peace.”

Noel Mooney, the chief executive of the Football Association of Wales said: “So sorry to hear that one of our supporters has passed away here.

“Our condolences go to the family and of course we are here to support however we can.”

A spokesperson from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Qatar.”

Welsh fans have travelled in great numbers to Qatar, to support their country after they qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

There were about 6,000 supporters in the stadium for the match against Iran, which kicked off at 1pm local time. Wales’s next match is against England on Tuesday night.