Wales fan Kevin Davies, 62, dies at Qatar World Cup ahead of England game

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The mood within the Wales fans ahead of the game against England is quite solemn after the death of one of them.

A Wales fan has died in Qatar after he flew out to support his country with his son and friends, according to a report on WalesOnline. Kevin Davies, from Pembrokeshire, felt unwell and was rushed to the Hamad general hospital in Doha, and was later pronounced dead.

According to the report, Mr Davies, 62, did not even attend the game between Iran and Wales as he suddenly fell ill and after increasing feeling weak was rushed to the hospital. The Football Supporters Association Cymru’s president Paul Corkrey confirmed it to PA.

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He said: “He was part of the Red Wall and we’re all devastated for him and his family. We’re all like one big family and we lost one of our family members today.”

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

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

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

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Wales produced an encouraging performance to draw with the USA in their opening game before losing 2-0 to Iran. They will need at least a win against England and hope that other results go their way if they are to qualify to the next round of the ongoing World Cup.

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