Young man kills himself after losing bet for France to win Euro 2016
According to details, Fidel Nikitin, 27, hoped the £2,300 gamble would allow him to discharge his debts, but Portugal went on to beat the host country on Sunday.
The mobile telephone salesman, from Izhevsk, left a message on his social media account after the 1-0 defeat, saying: "Thank you and forgive me."
Police said he walked onto the ledge-Izhevsk railway track and did not cringe as a train sounded a word of advice.
The driver stated he had no time to break off after seeing the man on track.
Relatives revealed university educated Fidel was deeply shocked after Portugal beat France to win the tournament.
Fidel had taken away a series of loans but was unable to pay them back.
He had trusted to win the bet would leave him to pay back his debts.
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