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22 May, 2024
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UEFA official dies in Nicosia

Post mortem expected to show Europa qualifier observer’s cause of death


Police appear to be ruling out foul play in the death of a member of UEFA referees and observers, following his death on Thursday at a local hotel.

According to Cyprus News Agency, 74-year-old British national Adrian Titcombe was part of a group of UEFA referees and observers who came to officiate a Europa League qualifier between Apollon Limassol and Austria Wien.

Sources said Titcombe was at the lobby of his hotel in Nicosia with several of his colleagues around noon, preparing for the game and having a discussion when he felt unwell and began losing consciousnesses.

CNA said Titcombe received first aid which was unsuccessful in reviving him, while an ambulance rushed him to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.

A post mortem is expected to be scheduled in consultation with Titcombe’s family or next of kin, while police appeared to have ruled out any foul play.

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