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AFC Condoles Demise of Ex-Persepolis Midfielder Minavand

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in a message extended its condolences on the death of the former Persepolis Midfielder, Mehrdad Minavand, due to infection to coronavirus.

"Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mehrdad Minavand who passed away in Tehran after a battle with COVID-19," the AFC said in its official account in Instagram.

Former Iran and Persepolis football team midfielder Mehrdad Minavand passed away after infection to COVID-19 on Wednesday night.

Minavand died at the age of 45 after a battle with COVID-19.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Laleh Hospital in Tehran on January, 21, 2021.

The 45-year-old coach was part of Iran national football team in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also won a bronze medal with the Persians in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup.

The left winger played for Persepolis five years. Minavand also was a member of Austrian club Sturm Graz and Charleroi from Belgium.