Tributes as Wales fan dies while in Qatar for World Cup

Welsh football is in mourning after a Red Wall member died in Qatar with his son for the World Cup.

Evin Davies, reportedly from Pembrokeshire, was reportedly taken to Hamad General Hospital in Doha after Wales’ match against Iran, where he later died.

It is understood it was a medical incident and he did not attend the 2-0 defeat but stayed at his flat after feeling ill.

Football Supporters Association Cymru’s Paul Corkrey told the PA news agency: “He was part of the Red Wall and we are all devastated for him and his family.

“We are all like a big family and we lost one of our family members today.”

Mr Corkrey also paid tribute to Mr Davies’ son and friends, saying they had been very “brave” in the way they handled the situation.

The British Embassy, ​​Qatari authorities and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and travel company Wonky Sheep are said to be helping the man’s son make all the necessary arrangements and fly home.

“Everyone has been very helpful and everyone who has been asked for help has come through,” Mr Corkrey added.

A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said: “We are supporting the family of a Brit who died in Qatar.”

Noel Mooney, chief executive of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), added on Twitter: “I am so sorry to hear that one of our supporters here has passed away.”

He added: “Our condolences go out to the family and of course we are here to support them in any way we can.”

The FAW said in a statement: “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.

“The FAW is in touch with Kevin’s family to help in any way they can.”

Officials believe more than 2,500 Welsh fans have traveled to Qatar for the tournament.

Their numbers were bolstered by fans already in the area, who flew in on shuttle flights to see Wales take part in a World Cup for the first time since 1958.

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