Michael Dye, 44, suffered severe head injuries and then a cardiac arrest outside the ground’s turnstiles at 7.20pm, and although he was rushed to hospital, could not be saved.
“Police were called at approximately 7:20pm on Tuesday, 6 September, to an area outside Wembley Stadium following reports of an assault,” a Met Police statement reads.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended. A man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was taken to a north London hospital suffering from head injuries. He was pronounced dead at 8.50pm,” it continues.
Police are thought to have held and questioned six men regarding the incident, all Welsh fans, but Scotland Yard has failed to reveal what the men are being held on suspicion of.
Condolences have been flooding in from people within the game, including Wales manager Gary Speed.
“It’s a game of football at the end of the day, and there’s nothing more precious than life. The players and the staff, we’re all deeply saddened by the news,” Speed told Sky Sports News.
Dye was believed to have been a Cardiff City fan, and The Championship club were also quick to make a statement.
“Out of respect for the family of the supporter, the sensitivity of the situation and until full details and circumstances are ascertained, no statements will be made until deemed fit by proper channels,” it read.