Goalkeeper for New Zealand
's futsal team, Atta Elayyan, was one of the 50 victims killed in the Christchurch attack in New Zealand on Friday.
Fifty people were also injured in the shootings at the two mosques and New Zealand football has revealed Elayyan did not survive.
The 33-year-old keeper, who played 19 internationals for the Futsal Whites, recently became a father.
New Zealand Football Interim Chief Executive Andrew Pragnell said: 'It is still hard to comprehend what happened in Christchurch on Friday afternoon.
'On behalf of everyone at New Zealand Football our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who has been affected by these heinous acts of violence.
'My heart goes out to the futsal community. They are a very tight-knit group and this news of Atta's death will be devastating for all involved in the game. We feel their pain and their grief.'
Josh Margetts, the Futsal Development Manager at New Zealand, was a team-mate of Elayyan.
'Atta was a great man and well-liked by everyone in the Futsal Whites squad and the futsal community,' said Margetts.
'There are no words to sum up how we are all feeling. There is huge hole in our hearts as we come to terms with the loss of a great person and a good mate. He will be sorely missed.
'To Atta's family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. We can't imagine what you are going through, but please know we love you and we are here for you during this incredibly difficult time.'