Security worker in ‘critical condition’ after World Cup stadium fall

The incident occurred after Argentina’s quarter-final win against the Netherlands.

Security worker in ‘critical condition’ after Qatar World Cup Lusail Stadium fall Qatar 2022

A World Cup security worker is in intensive care after a “serious fall” while on duty at the Lusail Stadium.

Qatar’s Supreme Committee responsible for the organising of the 2022 tournament said an urgent investigation is taking place into the “circumstances leading to the fall”.

The incident occurred after Argentina’s quarter-final win against the Netherlands and one observer reported the fall was from a “significant height”, according to the Guardian.

The Supreme Committee said in a statement: “On Saturday December 10, a security guard at Lusail Stadium suffered a serious fall while on duty.

“Stadium medical teams immediately attended the scene and provided emergency treatment before he was transferred to Hamad Medical Hospital’s intensive care unit via ambulance.

“He remains in a stable but critical condition.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this time, and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“The host country is investigating the circumstances leading to the fall as a matter or urgency.

“He will continue to receive his salary in full while receiving medical care.”

The quarter-final tie was also marked by further tragedy as 48-year-old Grant Wahl, one of the most well-known football writers in the United States, died early on Saturday while covering it.