New Zealand Futsal Star Among Christchurch Terror Victims

New Zealand Football (NZF) have confirmed the country’s futsal national team player Atta Elayyan was among the victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday.

Elayyan, 33, had made 19 A International appearances as a goalkeeper for the Futsal Whites and turned out for Mainland Futsal at domestic level.

The Kuwait-born goalkeeper was praying at Masjid Al Noor Mosque, next to Hagley Park, where he was among 50 victims of the shooting.

Elayyan’s Futsal White teammate Josh Margetts offered support to the deceased player’s family, while remembering a ‘great man’ who will be ‘sorely missed’.

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