Fan rushed to hospital with serious injuries after falling from Wembley stand in England win

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A football fan is in hospital with serious injuries after falling from a Wembley stand during England's win over Croatia.

The fan fell just after the Euro 2020 clash kicked off on Sunday, and received on-site medical attention before being rushed to hospital in a serious condition.

A spokesperson for Wembley stadium said they will work with UEFA to fully investigate the incident.

One England fan told the Evening Standard: "We saw his legs go over the barrier and then he fell and hit the ground and didn't move. One guy near us who saw the whole thing was crying his eyes out."

Another added: "I didn't see it but spoke to some of the guys who did at half time. They were traumatised. He fell from the balcony towards the seats and the concrete.

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"I think it happened around kick-off otherwise I would have noticed. That bit of seating was cleared."

A Wembley stadium spokesperson said: "We can confirm that a spectator fell from the stands just after kick-off in the match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium.

"The spectator was given on-site medical attention and was then taken to hospital in a serious condition.

"We will continue to work with UEFA to ensure the matter is fully investigated and we are continuing to monitor the situation."

England won their opening game at the Euros for the first time this Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Croatia.

The Three Lions were much the better team throughout the match, with Raheem Sterling getting the all-important goal to separate the two sides in the Wembley sun.

After the match, Sterling said: "Yeah it feels good to be honest with you.

"I've always said if I played at Wembley at a major tournament then I'm scoring, at Wembley, my back garden, I have to score. It's great to finally do that.

"There's a lot of different reasons I haven't scored for my club and that's totally irrelevant now. I'm here with England, I'm enjoying my football and that's the most important thing. I was just happy to score."

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On the role of Kalvin Phillips, who set him up to score, he added: "Brilliant, he kept driving with the ball and did a lovely bit of skill to come inside and a lovely weighted pass.

"It's great to get off to a win, that’s the most important thing that we got off to a win. Now we've got the game to look forward to, hopefully, we can win that and go again.

"It's been a long season for me. I couldn't wait to get here to get started and I knew it would be a positive one."

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