A Northern Ireland supporter tragically died of a heart attack at the Stade de Lyon as he watched the team beat Ukraine 2-0 at the Euro 2016 finals in France.
Robert Rainey, known to his family and friends as Archie, is understood to have collapsed in one of the stands at about 6 pm yesterday evening.
Medics tried to resuscitate the 62-year-old Belfast man inside the stadium but he was later pronounced dead.
His family said he died “doing what he loved best”.
In a statement released through the PSNI, the family said: “Our father Robert Rainey, known to everyone as Archie, has sadly passed away whilst in France supporting Northern Ireland at the Euros surrounded by all his friends and family.
“We are obviously devastated at this loss, and thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers, we would appreciate privacy at this sensitive time.”
Mr Rainey is the second Northern Ireland fan to die in France this week.
On Monday, 24-year-old Darren ‘Dardar’ Rodgers fell to his death from the promenade in Nice and onto a rocky beach.
His death touched all soccer fans.
During last night’s game with Ukraine, the Northern Ireland players showed their respects to ‘Dardar’ by wearing black armbands.
And on 24 minutes, a huge round of applause rung out around the Stade de Lynon from the thousands of Green and White Army fans who had made the journey to cheer on their team and watch the historic victory.