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Football Fan Who Died In Stadium Plunge After Scotland Euro 2016 Qualifier Named

15/11/2014 18:01 GMT | Updated 15/11/2014 18:59 GMT

A football fan who died after fall falling three floors down a concrete stairwell minutes after an international Scotland match has been named.

Nathan McSeveney, 22, from Cumnock in East Ayrshire, was rushed to hospital after falling in a stairwell at Glasgow's Celtic Park following last night's European Championship qualifier between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Exit 33 of the ground and he was taken to the city's Royal Infirmary but later died, Police Scotland said.

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McSeveney was rushed from the stadium

A statement on the official website of Celtic, the stadium's home club, today 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 force spokesman said: "Relatives have been informed and the Health and Safety Executive have been made aware.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal."

Around 55,000 people were at the stadium and saw Scotland win the match 1-0, after a goal from Shaun Maloney.

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Grant Hanley of Scotland outjumps James McClean of the Republic of Ireland, before the match was later marked by tragedy

The Scottish FA said in a statement: "The man appeared to fall within the stadium around 21:30 hours at the end of the European qualifying match between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. The Scottish FA and the Scotland national team staff and players send their deepest condolences to the family of the supporter fatally injured at this time."