Jock Stein, coach of Scotland’s national soccer team, collapsed and died minutes after Scotland had salvaged a 1-1 tie in a World Cup qualifying game against Wales at Ninian Park in Cardiff, Wales.
Millions of TV viewers saw the 62-year-old manager being carried from the playing area on a stretcher seconds after the final whistle had sounded.
Stein was taken to a nearby hospital and his death later was confirmed by Ernie Walker, secretary of the Scottish Football Assn. Walker did not say what had caused Stein’s death.
Several times during the second half of the game, played before a crowd of 40,000, the TV cameras focused on a nervous-looking Stein on the bench.