An Irish fan in Copenhagen has been found dead ahead of Ireland's match with Denmark 3 years ago

An Irish fan in Copenhagen has been found dead ahead of Ireland's match with Denmark

Truly awful news.

Danish police have reported that the body of a man was found in Havenegade in Copenhagen Harbour at roughly 10:30 on Sunday morning. The man was described as "lifeless" when he was discovered in the water.


The man was brought to hospital and attempts were made to revive him but he was later pronounced dead.

The Copenhagen Police later tweeted that "The deceased man is identified as a tourist and is being worked on to inform the relatives. The police are still working to determine the course of events at the crash site. No further information." They have further confirmed that there is no foul play suspected in the man's death.

The name of the man has not been made public by the Danish police.

The FAI has released a statement confirming that the Irish team will wear black armbands tonight in honour of the fan, and that a minute's silence has been requested.


In a statement, the FAI wrote: "The FAI has expressed its condolences to the family of the supporter, who passed away in Copenhagen, ahead of the UEFA Nations League game between Denmark and Ireland. An official request has been submitted to UEFA, by the FAI, to hold a minute’s silence before kick-off in tonight's game in Aarhus.

"The Ireland players will wear black armbands in respect of the supporter. The FAI continues to work with An Garda Síochána and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the matter."

Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs has since confirmed that it is offering consular assistance to the man's family.