Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in a message, has condoled the death of the former Persepolis Midfielder "Mehrdad Minavand".

Iran Press/Iran News: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in its official account on Instagram, said: "Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mehrdad Minavand who passed away in Tehran after a battle with COVID-19".

 Former Iran and Persepolis football team midfielder Mehrdad Minavand passed away because of COVID-19 on Wednesday night. He was 45.

Minavand died Wednesday night after a battle with COVID-19.

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

Minavand represented Iran's national football team in the 1998 World Cup.

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


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