Second Northern Ireland fan dies in France

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Another tragedy has befallen the Green and White Army's travelling contingent, with a supporter collapsing and dying during the win over Ukraine in Lyon on Thursday

The Northern Ireland fan who collapsed while watching his side's 2-0 win over Ukraine in Lyon has died, police confirmed on Thursday.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland were informed by their counterparts in Lyon that a man in his 60s collapsed during the Group C encounter at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

The death is the second tragedy to befall the country's followers in France, after 24-year-old Darren Rodgers was killed in an accident in Nice last weekend.

Northern Ireland's fans paid an emotional tribute to Rodgers in the 24th minute of their game against Ukraine.

Goals from Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn sealed the country's maiden win in what is their European Championship debut and first major tournament appearance since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

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